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Sentence count:159+5 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2017-03-16Updated:2020-07-24
Antonym: freeSimilar words: captivatecaptivationcaptivatingadaptivecaptioncaptiousreceptivedeceptiveMeaning: ['kæptɪv]  n. 1. a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war 2. an animal that is confined 3. a person held in the grip of a strong emotion or passion. adj. 1. in captivity 2. giving or marked by complete attention to. 
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1 They were held captive by masked gunmen.
2 He was taken captive on the border.
3 The rock star had a captive audience.
4 His son had been taken captive during the raid.
5 A salesman loves to have a captive audience .
6 The terrorists were holding several British diplomats captive.
7 Television provides a captive audience for advertisers.
8 The three brothers were held captive for three months.
9 They were taken captive by masked gunmen.
10 She was held captive in a castle.
11 Airlines consider business travellers a captive market.
12 Children come to zoos precisely to see captive animals.
13 They managed to smuggle a videotape of the captive journalists out of the prison.
14 Lying in my hospital bed,( I was a captive audience to these uninteresting old stories.
15 Our communities should not be captive to the mistakes of the past.
16 They led him captive.
17 Philip Leapor did not have a captive market.
18 Her captive breeding programmes are being attempted.
19 While the camps remain, the villagers are themselves captive.
20 In the past, manufacturers had a captive market.
21 Each captive was injected with a tranquillizer.
22 I am being held captive by Simon Butcher, the society photographer.
23 I am not a slave, I am not a captive, and by energy I can overcome the greater obstacles. 
24 Her heart had begun to pound inside her chest like a captive animal.
25 He described the difficulties of surviving for four months as a captive.
26 We all performed action songs, sketches and dances before a captive audience of parents and patrons.
27 Richard was finally released on February 4, one year and six weeks after he'd been taken captive.
28 But beyond the hedge, Mundin had run into a captive audience.
29 The most popular activities include fund management, asset financing, captive insurance and treasury management.
30 And so when I talk to a young person I have a captive audience.
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