captive


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Synonyms for captive

Synonyms for captive

an animal that is confined

a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion

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being in captivity

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giving or marked by complete attention to

References in classic literature ?
But at last the time came when the giant took it into his head to amuse himself by arranging fights between some of his captives.
Mohammed Beyd is your only hope," and with this assertion to provide the captive with food for thought, the Arab spurred forward toward the head of the column.
On the march a separate tent had been provided for the captive, and at night it was pitched between those of Mohammed Beyd and Werper.
Behind one of the tables sat a man who differed in no way that the captives could discover from those who accompanied them.
Too great was the distance for me to make certain whether the captive was man or woman.
The captive King's uncle was chosen as Regent to rule in his absence.
But," says a Frenchman who has written a beautiful little book about this captive King, "'stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage': the soul of the child, who grew to be a youth, was never a prisoner.
A few, and they not the least powerful and terrific of the band, threw lowering looks, in which the fiercest passion was only tempered by habitual self-command, at those captives who still remained in their power, while one or two even gave vent to their malignant feelings by the most menacing gestures, against which neither the sex nor the beauty of the sisters was any protection.
When the pilot chosen for the task of guiding the canoe had taken his station, the whole band plunged again into the river, the vessel glided down the current, and in a few moments the captives found themselves on the south bank of the stream, nearly opposite to the point where they had struck it the preceding evening.
I left no art of persuasion untried to convince him that such a resolution would injure the interests of Christianity, that to enter the Red Sea only to ravage the coasts would so enrage the Turks that they would certainly massacre all the Christian captives, and for ever shut the passage into Abyssinia, and hinder all communication with that empire.
So I ask your advice how to act in this matter, and what fate I should mete out to these captives.
Likewise, at first, tossed down in the canoe house, he had bristled and snarled at his fellow captives, not realizing their plight, and, since always he had been trained to look upon niggers as the eternal enemy, considering them responsible for the catastrophe to the Arangi and to Skipper.
they cried, in a triumphant chorus, and at once sprang from the rocks and surrounded their captives on all sides.
No sooner has he gone than Creon enters with an armed guard who seize Antigone and carry her off (Ismene, the other sister, they have already captured) and he is about to lay hands on Oedipus, when Theseus, who has heard the tumult, hurries up and, upbraiding Creon for his lawless act, threatens to detain him till he has shown where the captives are and restored them.
The unfortunate bee-hunter and his companions had become the captives of a people, who might, without exaggeration, be called the Ishmaelites of the American deserts.