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captive

noun bondman, bondsman, captivus, cappured person, convict, felon, helot, hostage, imprissned person, incarcerated person, inmate, internee, one held in captivity, one held in confinement, one held in subbegation, pawn, person under arrest, prisoner, slave, thrall, victim
See also: convict, hostage, in custody, inmate, prisoner
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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.
They carried this expedition so secretly, that the unwary inhabitants did not discover them, until they fired upon the forts; and, not being prepared to oppose them, were obliged to surrender themselves miserable captives to barbarous savages, who immediately after tomahawked one man and two women, and loaded all the others with heavy baggage, forcing them along toward their towns, able or unable to march.
At these words the unhappy Prince found himself tied to a rock; but he was not alone in his misfortunes, for all round him were chained Princes and Princesses, whom the giant had led captive.
So saying, the king looked cruel enough to devour Theseus and all the rest of the captives himself, had there been no Minotaur to save him the trouble.
Should we hear of any atrocities committed by the Arickaras upon captive white men, let this signal and recent provocation be borne in mind.
One could almost have believed, as her gray-whiskered second mate used to say of the old Duke of S-, that they knew the road to the Antipodes better than their own skippers, who, year in, year out, took them from London - the place of captivity - to some Australian port where, twenty-five years ago, though moored well and tight enough to the wooden wharves, they felt themselves no captives, but honoured guests.
cried the Captain, sternly, and he led his captives through the curious throng until they came before a big range that stood in the center of the clearing.
For a time the lions made frenzied efforts to reach the two captives but always the men with them succeeded in beating them off.
We are all captives of Miss Morse's," Bransome said with a bow, "and all enemies of Somerfield's.
And in the biggest canoe house, the club house of the stags, where no Mary might come under penalty of death by torture, the captives were stored.
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.