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  • noun

Synonyms for captor

jailer or gaoler


Synonyms for captor

a person who captures and holds people or animals

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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.
My captor merely strode up to the rostrum, the others making way for him as he advanced.
The lobes of their ears, hanging ragged and bloody, showed that they had been pierced for some ornaments which their captors had torn out.
He looked about the table, and guessed at the inexorableness of his captors from the tone in which, over the asparagus from Florida, they were dealing with Beaufort and his wife.
Toward one of these our captors led us, and after a short walk halted before a steel cage which lay at the bottom of a shaft rising above us as far as one could see.
You will remember Melchisedek, no doubt; he was the King who came out and levied a tribute on Abraham the time that he pursued Lot's captors to Dan, and took all their property from them.
The greatest difficulty would be for this poor fellow to escape at all--even admitting that he should manage to elude the vigilance of his captors.
For two days her captors kept her within a huge palace that even in decay reflected the splendour of the age which its youth had known.
To one of these houses which had neither doors nor windows, but only one broad opening far up underneath the roof, the prisoners were brought by their captors.
His captors had been as inquisitive as to his strange clothing as had mine, with the same result.
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.
said one of her captors, both of whom had retained a hold upon her.
Yet as she glanced from them to her new captors she could not but feel that she would prefer captivity in one of the settlements they were passing--there at least she might find an opportunity to communicate with her father, or be discovered by the rescue party as it came up the river.
He was brought in, heavy-featured and defiant, his arms bound with cocoanut sennit, the dry blood still on his body from the struggle with his captors.
Three quarters of an hour from the time of his seizure his captors dropped gently to earth in the strangest city that human eye had ever rested upon.