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Definition of Captive

Captive

  1. A prisoner taken by force or stratagem, esp., by an enemy, in war; one kept in bondage or in the power of another.
  2. One charmed or subdued by beaty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.
  3. Made prisoner, especially in war; held in bondage or in confinement.
  4. Subdued by love; charmed; captivated.
  5. Of or pertaining to bondage or confinement; serving to confine; as, captive chains; captive hours.
  6. To take prisoner; to capture.

Captive Quotations

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
Mark Caine

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
Frank Herbert

Anarchism is the great liberator of man from the phantoms that have held him captive; it is the arbiter and pacifier of the two forces for individual and social harmony.
Emma Goldman

Divine love does not weigh down, nor carry his servant captive and enslaved to the lowest depths, but raises him, supports him and magnifies him above all liberty whatsoever.
Giordano Bruno

I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered to the four winds of heaven. Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty. I have brothers in slavery. I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive.
William Wells Brown
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Captive Translations

captive in German is gefangen
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