English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "captive"

Police have captured a man suspected in the murder of a number of women over the last 10 yearsThe terrorists are believed to be holding their captives in the basement of a private residence somewhere near the airport.

Police have captured a man suspected in the murder of a number of women over the last 10 years.

The military was able to shoot down the enemy plane, and capture the pilot unharmed.

Her paintings truly capture the mood of life on the prairies in the 1930s.

The attack on the building, and the release of the hostages was all captured on video by a passerby.

All of the prisoners were captured within days of their escape.

Brigitte Bardot once said that a photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.

All captive white tigers are descended from a male named Mohan, caught in northern India in 1951.

The young girl was held captive by her father, who was upset because he felt he wasn't getting enough chances to see her since he and his wife divorced.

Under certain circumstances, an atom may capture one or more extra electrons.

The city of Urusalmi was captured by King David around 1000 B.C. and renamed Jerusalem.

The Ottomans captured the great city of Constantinople in 1453.

Wolves generally kill animals that are the easiest to capture: young, old or diseased ones.

The Arch of Titus was erected in 81 A.D. to honor Titus' capture of Jerusalem.

A couple of hundred years ago, prisoners of war, women captured while fishing, and shipwrecked sailors were all eaten by the natives of Fiji.

With wild tigers slowly disappearing, it is possible that some day the only tigers left will be those held in captivity in zoos around the world.

A Danish proverb tells us that it is better to be a free bird than a captive king.

A Chinese proverb notes, The Yangtse River never runs backwards; man recaptures not his youth.

In January of 1951, during the Korean War, the North Koreans and Chinese communists captured the Southern capital of Seoul.

Discussion question: How do you feel about keeping wild animals in captivity, such as in a zoo?

Find someone who thinks it is bad to keep animals in captivity.


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