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Definition of Captivity

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

Attempts to defend amusement parks and circuses on the grounds that they 'educate' people about animals should not be taken seriously. Such enterprises are part of the commercial entertainment industry. The most important lesson they teach impressionable young minds is that it is acceptable to keep animals in captivity for human amusement.
Peter Singer

It was wrong to capture wild animals and confine them in captivity for people to go and gawk at them. And that's basically how zoos got started. But once you do that, and once you have animals that have been bred in captivity, you're really stuck with them in some sense. You can't return them to the wild.
Peter Singer

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 don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity... I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there.
Fred Astaire

After being in captivity for so long, I can't begin to describe how wonderful it feels to be home in Canada.
Amanda Lindhout
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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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