CAPTURE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CAPTURE
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capture
 v.  take someone as a prisoner, or to take something into your possession, especially by force
Example Sentence: (44 in 3 pages)
1  The criminal's fatal blunder led to his capture.
2  He presently got safely beyond the reach of capture and punishment.
3  Your main intent is to accurately capture a scene as your eye sees it, and then report to me.
4  Refusing to let the enemy see how deeply shaken he was by his capture, the prisoner kept his face impassive.
5  At last night's gathering, Thompson described in gory detail the injuries suffered by McCain during his capture and detention at the Hoa Lo Prison in North Vietnam.
6  By disguising himself as an old woman, Holmes was able to outwit his pursuers and escape capture.
7  Researchers have discovered what they describe as the exact sites where carbon is held in capture materials.
8  He was moved to capture the skiff, arguing that it might be considered a ship and therefore legitimate prey for a pirate, but he knew a thorough search would be made for it and that might end in revelations.
9  Yesterday we took care of 11 people who evaded capture, or hid, or escaped, and they were shocked naturally, but were not physically harmed except for some bruises.
10  This advertisement will capture the attention of TV audiences.
11  To capture his equity, Murphy must either sell or refinance.
12  The refugees evaded capture by hiding in the forest.
13  A large reward is offered for the capture of the criminals.
14  California is vying with other states to capture a piece of the growing communications market.
15  They brainwashed the captured pilot into believing he was a CIA agent.
Classic Sentence: (113 in 8 pages)
1  Austrian troops that had escaped capture at Ulm and had joined Kutuzov at Braunau now separated from the Russian army, and Kutuzov was left with only his own weak and exhausted forces.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IX
2  The men and officers returning spoke of a brilliant victory, of the occupation of the town of Wischau and the capture of a whole French squadron.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER X
3  Something vague and confused, which he could not at all account for, had come over him with the capture of that officer and the blow he had dealt him.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XV
4  It is not difficult to capture a fortress but it is difficult to win a campaign.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XVI
5  Despite news of the capture of the fleches, Napoleon saw that this was not the same, not at all the same, as what had happened in his former battles.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXIV
6  The battle is won, and there is nothing extraordinary in the capture of Murat.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXV
7  He said that Murat was spending the night less than a mile from where they were, and that if they would let him have a convoy of a hundred men he would capture him alive.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER VI
8  It began to run away only when suddenly seized by a panic caused by the capture of transport trains on the Smolensk road, and by the battle of Tarutino.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER X
9  If the Cossacks did not capture Napoleon then, what saved him was the very thing that was destroying the French army, the booty on which the Cossacks fell.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XVIII
10  The superior officers all wanted to distinguish themselves, to cut off, to seize, to capture, and to overthrow the French, and all clamored for action.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XIX
11  Once a Frenchman Tikhon was trying to capture fired a pistol at him and shot him in the fleshy part of the back.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER V
12  It is only possible to capture prisoners if they agree to be captured, just as it is only possible to catch a swallow if it settles on one's hand.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 14: CHAPTER XIX
13  Chancellorsville might be a more important victory but the capture of Streight's raiders made the Yankees positively ridiculous.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
14  Their capture would paralyze the North and more than cancel off the defeat on the Mississippi.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
15  That had been the situation ever since the news of Ashley Wilkes' capture, though the connection between the two events did not occur to him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII