CAPTIVATE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of captivate
Definition:
v. charm; enthrall; seize by force, as an enemy in war, or anything belonging to enemy
Example:
The new nanny's winning manners captivate Bart and Lisa.
Sentence in Classic:
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 Context
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 Context
In earthly prisons the poor captive has at least some liberty of movement, were it only within the four walls of his cell or in the gloomy yard of his prison.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
The candle was relit, and there was our wretched captive, shivering and cowering in the grasp of the detective.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Presently a vagrant poodle dog came idling along, sad at heart, lazy with the summer softness and the quiet, weary of captivity, sighing for change.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
She was pleased to see that he was captivated by her and it did not occur to her that there was anything wrong in it.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Catherine Petrovna did actually play valses and the ecossaise, and dancing began in which Nicholas still further captivated the provincial society by his agility.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Yet subsequently, and for the rest of his life, he thought and spoke with enthusiasm of that month of captivity, of those irrecoverable, strong, joyful sensations, and chiefly of the complete peace of mind and inner freedom which he experienced only during those weeks.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
This Issachar was the most choleric Hebrew that had ever been seen in Israel since the Captivity in Babylon.
Candide By Voltaire Context