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 Meanings and Examples of CAPTIVATE
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captivate
 v.  charm; enthrall; seize by force, as an enemy in war, or anything belonging to enemy
Classic Sentence: (111 in 8 pages)
1  Fanny Price was at this time just ten years old, and though there might not be much in her first appearance to captivate, there was, at least, nothing to disgust her relations.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  Warmth and enthusiasm did captivate her still.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 17
3  The children went to him like bees to a honeypot, and establishing themselves on each knee, proceeded to captivate him by rifling his pockets, pulling his beard, and investigating his watch, with juvenile audacity.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
4  Just the kind of girl I should suppose likely to captivate poor Edward.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41
5  But gradually the captive's gasps grew fainter, or the other paid less heed to them: the horizon expanded, the air grew stronger, and the free spirit quivered for flight.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
6  He pointed toward the youthful military captive, and described the death of a favorite warrior, who had been precipitated into the deep ravine by his hand.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
7  Then he reappeared, creeping along the earth, from which his dress was hardly distinguishable, directly in the rear of his intended captive.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
8  Of this the captive seemed conscious.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
9  To all this the captive made no reply; but was content to preserve an attitude in which dignity was singularly blended with disdain.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
10  Just then the crafty squaw, who had taken the necessary precaution to fire the piles, made her way through the throng, and cleared a place for herself in front of the captive.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
11  Then, indeed, the captive turned his face toward the light, and looked down on the stripling with an expression that was superior to contempt.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
12  Many of the Hurons understood the strange tongue in which the captive spoke, among which number was Magua.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
13  Four or five of the latter only lingered about the door of the prison of Uncas, wary but close observers of the manner of their captive.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
14  It was silent and gloomy, being tenanted solely by the captive, and lighted by the dying embers of a fire, which had been used for the purposed of cookery.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
15  They rushed together into the lodge, and, laying their hands, with but little ceremony, on their captive, immediately detected the imposition.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
Example Sentence:
1  The new nanny's winning manners captivate Bart and Lisa.
2  I am not a slave, I am not a captive, and by energy I can overcome the greater obstacles.
3  Her heart had begun to pound inside her chest like a captive animal.
4  The rock star had a captive audience.
5  This has been seen in captive situations where tens of thousands of dolphins have been encircled by nets.
6  Toward his royal captive he behaved in chivalrous fashion.
7  At first the former prisoner did not wish to discuss his harrowing months of captivity as a political hostage.
8  The animals are notoriously difficult to breed in captivity.
9  Children were held in captivity until British soldiers entered the village.
10  The great majority of barn owls are reared in captivity.
11  Dressed in a white costume meant to imitate an adult crane, Putin was taking part in a project to teach the endangered birds who were raised in captivity to follow the aircraft on their southern migration to Central Asia.
12  The terrorists will only release their captives if they get what they want.
13  Jim can do that; and when he wants to send any little common ordinary mysterious message to let the world know where he's captivated, he can write it on the bottom of a tin plate with a fork and throw it out of the window.
14  The children were captivated by his thrilling story.