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 Meanings and Examples of CAPTAIN
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captain
 n.  the person in command of a ship
 v.  lead; command
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Ashley Wilkes was elected captain, because he was the best rider in the County and because his cool head was counted on to keep some semblance of order.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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2  Scarlett tiptoed above the crowd and saw the captain of the militia mounting the orchestra platform.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  "I want to see the captain," she said.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  "I'm one captain," said a fat man whose tunic was unbuttoned.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  She sank into the proffered chair, glaring at the discomfited fat captain, and gave her name.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  The fat captain was muttering through his cigar to the merry-eyed officer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  "If you wish, you may sit here in the orderly room," said the young captain.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  The nice young captain was trying to pour a glass of brandy into her mouth and had spilled it down her neck.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  The young captain paused in the doorway.
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10  Pitty gave a little squeak, like a mouse who feels the trap snap down, as she saw massed in the doorway, a Yankee captain and a squad of bluecoats.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  There was no meeting tonight, answered the captain grimly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  Behind them came the Yankee captain, his face a study of mingled suspicion and amusement.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  The two men eased Ashley into a rocker and Rhett, swaying, caught hold of the back of the chair to steady himself and addressed the captain with pain in his voice.
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14  Archie already had his arm under Ashley's shoulder and Pitty, frightened and uncertain, was on her feet when the captain interposed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  As the sergeant stepped into the room, his rifle at trail, Rhett, evidently trying to steady himself, put a hand on the captain's arm and, with difficulty, focused his eyes.
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Example Sentence: (41 in 3 pages)
16  The young army officer was promoted captain.
17  On the death of the captain, the officer next in seniority assumed command.
18  The captain gave the order to abandon ship.
19  The football team deepsixed the captain's attempt to call Sunday practice.
20  The captain exercised all reasonable diligence to prevent the ship from sinking.
21  The England manager will be naming a new captain, to replace the injured David Beckham.
22  The safety of the ship is the captain's responsibility.
23  The captain charted this area out and it's quite safe to sail in it.
24  He was confirmed as captain for the rest of the season.
25  He has decided to step down as captain of the team.
26  The team captain vainly tried to rally his troops.
27  I'm the captain, the pilot, and watchman; and sometimes I'm the freight and passengers.
28  The surviving pirate accused of taking an American ship captain hostage is here, and we're getting our first look at him.
29  The first and most immediate of these is a certain canny captain of many wars whose regiment is still at the disposal of either army.
30  Though the captain claimed he was never, never sick at sea, he finally had to qualify his categorical denial: he was "hardly ever" sick at sea.