CAPTIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CAPTIVE
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captive
 n.  prisoner taken by force; one kept in power of another; one charmed or subdued by beauty, excellence, or affection
Classic Sentence: (111 in 8 pages)
1  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
2  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
3  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
4  Of this the captive seemed conscious.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
5  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
6  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
7  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
8  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
9  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
10  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
11  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
12  In the midst of these prolonged and savage yells, a chief proclaimed, in a high voice, that the captive was condemned to endure the dreadful trial of torture by fire.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
13  Raising his hand with a slow and regulated motion, he pointed with a finger to the bosom of the captive.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
14  Magua advanced, and seized his captive strongly by the arm; the Delawares fell back, in silence; and Cora, as if conscious that remonstrance would be useless, prepared to submit to her fate without resistance.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
15  The chase was renewed with a diligence rendered tenfold encouraging by this glimpse of the captive.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
Example Sentence:
1  I am not a slave, I am not a captive, and by energy I can overcome the greater obstacles.
2  Her heart had begun to pound inside her chest like a captive animal.
3  The rock star had a captive audience.
4  This has been seen in captive situations where tens of thousands of dolphins have been encircled by nets.
5  Toward his royal captive he behaved in chivalrous fashion.
6  At first the former prisoner did not wish to discuss his harrowing months of captivity as a political hostage.
7  The animals are notoriously difficult to breed in captivity.
8  Children were held in captivity until British soldiers entered the village.
9  The great majority of barn owls are reared in captivity.
10  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.
11  The terrorists will only release their captives if they get what they want.
12  The new nanny's winning manners captivate Bart and Lisa.
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.