CAPTURE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of capture
Definition:
n. act of seizing by force, or getting possession of by superior power; thing taken by force, surprise, or stratagem
Example:
He presently got safely beyond the reach of capture and punishment.
Sentence in Classic:
Giving pain to any creature weaker than himself seems to be his one idea of amusement, and he shows quite remarkable talent in planning the capture of mice, little birds, and insects.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
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.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
The Cossack officers wished to take advantage of this chance to capture some horses, but one of the superior officers, who was acquainted with the higher authorities, reported the incident to a general on the staff.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He had been wounded with some missiles from the crowd on the day of his capture, and his head was bandaged with a linen cloth.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
And Titus Livius tells us that on the capture of Veii, the Romans sent thither a colony, allotting to each colonist three jugera and seven unciae of land, which, according to our measurement would be something under two acres.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
Dorset might startle or dazzle him, but she had neither the skill nor the patience to effect his capture.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
It had taken them a week to capture the pigs, one by one, and now after two weeks the sow was still at liberty.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
It was the other world he wanted to capture, the world of literature and fame; the popular world, not the working world.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context