captive


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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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He wandered for a long while through the forests, where he met nothing but fearful monsters; he climbed rock after rock, steered his way from tree to tree, till at length he arrived at the edge of the sea, at the foot of a mountain that he remembered to have seen in the cabinet of the present, where Rosalie was held captive.
Tell them this, Athos," resumed D'Artagnan; "thus shall all die who forget that a captive man is sacred and that a captive king doubly represents the Lord.
With the latter in his possession, the ransom which might be obtained for the captive would form no great inducement to her relinquishment in the face of the pleasures of sole ownership of her.
For a time the lions made frenzied efforts to reach the two captives but always the men with them succeeded in beating them off.
With a volley of oaths he leaped at the helpless captive, beating him upon the face with his clenched fists and kicking him mercilessly about the legs.
Among such as these had the beautiful daughter of Helium been held captive for days and weeks.
We are all captives of Miss Morse's," Bransome said with a bow, "and all enemies of Somerfield's.
When the old King heard the sad news he died, and James, captive though he was, became King of Scotland.
As there was nothing improbable to an Indian in the manner of the escape, Magua admitted the truth of what he had heard, with a readiness that afforded additional evidence how little he would prize such worthless captives.
Our condition here was not much better than that of the illustrious captives whom we left behind.
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.
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.