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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

There are nations, where people live in captivity, fear and silence. I believe, one day from prison camps and torture cells and from exile the leaders of freedom will emerge. The world should stand with those oppressed people until the day of their freedom finally arrives.
Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

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

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

I've always had a repulsion going in a place where animals are in captivity.
Marion Cotillard

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
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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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