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Definition of Captive

  • A prisoner taken by force or stratagem, esp., by an enemy, in war; one kept in bondage or in the power of another.
  • One charmed or subdued by beaty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.
  • Made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in confinement.
  • Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.
  • Of or pertaining to bondage or confinement; serving to confine; as, captive chains; captive hours.
  • To take prisoner; to capture.
  • an animal that is confined
  • a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion
  • a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

How to use captive in a sentence. Captive pronunciation.

But there would be no spoil for them-no slaves with swelling breasts and lips of honey; no straight-limbed servants of their pleasure to wait on them with caressing fingers; no rich spoils carried back from the fields of war to the mud hut, the earth oven, and the thatched roof; no rings of soft gold and necklaces of amber snatched from the fingers and bosoms of the captive and the dead.
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While smoking the pipe of peace after breakfast we watched the sentinel peaks put on the glory of the sun, and followed the conquering light as it swept down among the shadows, and set the captive crags and forests free.
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And he laughed so naturally, that the captive walked on by his side, unresisting.
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An instant later George was holding on to their captive with an iron grip.
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Harriet and Jane walked over to the tree and looked searchingly at the captive.
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Reason is captive in the hands of the passions, as a weak man in the hands of an artful woman.
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Wickedness, by whomsoever committed, is odious, but most of all in men of learning; for learning is the weapon with which Satan is combated, and when a man is made captive with arms in his hand his shame is more excessive.
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He had never looked upon death before, and was an easy captive.
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He ate, nevertheless, by himself, on account of the necessities of the body; and often, too, with the brethren, being bashful with regard to them, but plucking up heart for the sake of saying something that might be useful; and used to tell them that they ought to give all their leisure rather to the soul than to the body; and that they should grant a very little time to the body, for mere necessity's sake: but that their whole leisure should be rather given to the soul, and should seek her profit, that she may not be drawn down by the pleasures of the body, but rather the body be led captive by her.
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Human beings in the prime of youth and health, captives or slaves, condemned malefactors, and even free-born men, who hired themselves out to death, had been trained to destroy each other in the amphitheatre for the amusement, not merely of the Roman mob, but of the Roman ladies.
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Severinus answered, that they should get weapons from the barbarians themselves; the Lord would fight for them, and they should hold their peace: only if they took any captives they should bring them safe to him.
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The Romans brought the captives back to him unharmed.
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Severinus, who knew him well, sent for him, and warned him that he himself was going to the Lord; and that if, after his death, Frederic dared touch aught of the substance of the poor and the captive, the wrath of God would fall on him.
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Then Odoacer attacked the Rugii, and carried off Feva and Gisa captive to Rome.
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And in the morning an infinite multitude of devils covered the face of the abyss, and cursed the man of God for coming thither; for their prince had scourged them cruelly that night for not bringing back the captive.
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Whatever its impulses and proclivities may be it has the liberty to gratify them; yet it is a captive of nature.
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The animal possesses no power of ideation or conscious intelligence; it is a captive of the senses and deprived of that which lies beyond them.
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But that which is beyond the range of the senses, that realm of phenomena through which the conscious pathway to the kingdom of God leads, the world of spiritual susceptibilities and divine religion,—of these the animal is completely unaware, for in its highest station it is a captive of nature.
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By their own statements they are captives of nature, unconscious of the spiritual world, uninformed of the divine Kingdom and unaware of heavenly bestowals.
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Consider how all other phenomenal existence and beings are captives of nature.
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Examples of Captive

Example #1
Those days were no more.
Example #2
The strong, the broad-shouldered -Aka, Mahmoud, Raschid, Selim, they with the bodies of Seti and the faces of Rameses, in their blue yeleks and unsandalled feet-would go into the desert as their forefathers did for the Shepherd Kings.
Example #3
We watched the tinted pictures grow and brighten upon the water till every little detail of forest, precipice and pinnacle was wrought in and finished, and the miracle of the enchanter complete.
Example #4
That is, Johnny was-but I held his hat.
Example #5
Their conversation lasted only a few minutes, then Nancy resolutely bade him good-night, no appointment made for the morrow.
Example #6
A day of showers, then a day of excessive heat.