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jailer or gaoler

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Synonyms for captor

a person who captures and holds people or animals

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She noticed presently that their captors often cast apprehensive glances in the direction of the birds and on numerous occasions seemed to be addressing the winged denizens of the forest.
The man regarded one of their captors closely for a moment and then, turning to the girl asked, "Did you ever visit a madhouse?
Further speculation was interrupted by the appearance of several of our captors before the entrance of the hut.
Toward these our captors urged us, and after a short time led us through a narrow pass into a tiny, circular valley.
My captor merely strode up to the rostrum, the others making way for him as he advanced.
In fact, Tara of Helium had noticed during the scramble and the fight about her that sex differences seemed of little moment to her captors.
From his position Bradley could not see the wings of his captor, nor in the darkness had he been able to examine those of the second creature closely when it circled before him.
Wearied at length by their importunities, and apprehensive of irritating his captors by too stubborn a silence, the former looked about him in quest of Magua, who might interpret his answers to questions which were at each moment becoming more earnest and threatening.
But when, late in the afternoon, we arrived at their encampment, I discovered that my captors were cavalrymen.
At first she refused; but when a dozen black cavalrymen drew up behind their leader, and at Abdul Mourak's command one of them started to climb the tree after her she realized that resistance was futile, and came slowly down to stand upon the ground before this new captor and plead her cause in the name of justice and humanity.
When Eureka's captor had thrown the kitten after the others the last Gargoyle silently disappeared, leaving our friends to breathe freely once more.
My own fate, or rather, my thought of it, was submerged in the natural pity I felt for this lone girl, doomed to die horribly beneath the cold, cruel eyes of her awful captors.
Turning his back to his captor, he walked submissively away in the direction indicated, looking to neither the right nor the left; hardly daring to breathe, his head and back actually aching with a prophecy of buckshot.
He made a lunge at Meriem; but her captor swung her to one side, bared his fighting fangs and growled ominously.
The frightened child rolled his eyes fearfully toward his captor, until the whites showed gleaming all about the irises.