captivity

All Noun
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  • The regular soldiers would give up their arms, but would not be taken into captivity.
  • The species is kept in captivity in only two places in the world.
  • Some felt his years of captivity made such a return impossible.
  • So light was his captivity that he said that nothing bound him but his word of honour.
  • He spent three years in Japanese captivity, before being released at the end of the war.
  • Soon after, the affair ended with the death of her son in captivity.
  • Most members of the division became prisoners of war, and a large number died in captivity.
  • On one occasion it survived in controlled captivity for over five seasons without food.
  • In order to do so, the A-Team must first escape from their captivity.
  • They are not seen in captivity outside their native country.
  • Animals born in captivity and those born in the wild have been affected with the disease.
  • It is more cost-effective today to raise animals in captivity and then kill them.
  • They killed one man and took another into captivity.
  • After five weeks of captivity, they were sent back to England.
  • During winter in captivity, an average red-tail will eat about daily.
  • After many months, including some in captivity - the charges were dropped so he could return as head of firm.
  • He spent the remaining nine years of his life in captivity in a Muslim prison.
  • They are generally hard to tame, even if taken into captivity at a young age.
  • George died of wounds in captivity just five weeks after landing in France.
  • He and his son Edward were sent south into captivity.
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Meaning of captivity

  • noun The state of being imprisoned
    he was held in captivity until he died, the imprisonment of captured soldiers, his ignominious incarceration in the local jail, he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon