CAPTURE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CAPTURE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
capture
 v.  take someone as a prisoner, or to take something into your possession, especially by force
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
Example Sentence: (44 in 3 pages)
16  The robbery was captured on police video cameras.
17  He was once hagged by the enemy at the beginning of being captured.
18  They captured more than ten thousand prisoners and large quantities of arms in that campaign.
19  Guerillas captured and briefly held an important provincial capital.
20  After hours of fierce fighting, rebels broke through and captured the capital.
21  The scene was beautifully captured in soft focus.
22  The commando force joined up with the airborne troops near the captured bridge.
23  The story captured the hearts and minds of a generation.
24  Five hundred rebels were captured and disarmed.
25  Italian football captured the imagination of the nation last season.
26  Two of the soldiers kept guard over the captured guns.
27  Two of the soldiers were killed and the rest were captured.
28  Republicans captured three Senate seats that had been held by Democrats.
29  The guerrillas shot down one aeroplane and captured the pilot.
30  He'd seen himself as the political heir of the Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel-Nasser, who had captured Arab hearts with his calls for Arab unity.