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Definition of Captivity


  1. The state of being a captive or a prisoner.
  2. A state of being under control; subjection of the will or affections; bondage.

Captivity Quotations

If I should ever be captured, I want no negotiation - and if I should request a negotiation from captivity they should consider that a sign of duress.
Henry A. Kissinger

Isaiah is by far the finest and least objectionable of the seventeen prophets whose supposed productions form the latter part of the Old Testament. A distinctly higher moral tone appears in the writings called by his name, and this is especially noticeable in the 'Second Isaiah,' who wrote after the Babylonish captivity.
Annie Besant

All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It can't be bred in captivity. It is a sport, like the silver fox. It happens.
Willa Cather

I've had a love of animals from birth. I love getting to know other species. We should all be aware that there is not one thing we can give a wild animal in captivity that they need.
Tippi Hedren

Federal legislation is urgently needed to stop this insanity of wild animals in captivity.
Tippi Hedren
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Captivity Translations

captivity in German is Gefangenschaft
captivity in Latin is ligatio, captivas
captivity in Spanish is cautividad

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