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Quotes of captivity

  1. 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
  2. It is time for the government of China to stop holding innocent religious figures in captivity merely for peacefully protesting China's occupation of Tibet. – Sam Brownback
  3. 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
  4. Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable. – William Samuel Johnson
  5. 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
  6. I couldn't go anywhere unless there was a security guard with me. That spoiled my life. It was like being in captivity Those days are gone, and I don't ever want to see that happen to me again. Now I can wander around the streets of Los Angeles on my own. I like it that way. – Christine McVie

Usage examples for captivity

  1. It was as if wild wings fluttered against captivity – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  2. And isn't it cruel to keep wild animals in captivity – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  3. Placide had discharged this kind of duty, however, and now appeared to fulfil the other- of sharing the captivity of his parents. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  4. Day after day, and each day a black night, went on; every hour was to be the last of our captivity according to the old man; as for me, I was almost worn out, and heavy with sleep, but he was in constant motion, knocking and listening. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  5. It would be good for them, an actual blessing to them, to be taken away into captivity in Babylon. – Sermons on National Subjects by Charles Kingsley
  6. He knew something hidden from the captain, and even in his captivity he felt himself master of the Elephant's Child. – The Giants From Outer Space by Geoff St. Reynard
  7. Pity was felt for that father who, for his son's sake, had consented to dwell amidst scenes of terror, and sympathy for the anguish that he most have endured during that terrific captivity – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  8. Not even the dear old dad's captivity – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  9. She looked like a princess in captivity facing her gaolers. – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  10. He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  11. I would run the risk of a year's captivity at least, for one such glimpse. – The Bride of Fort Edward by Delia Bacon
  12. After a glorious and proud career, she was converted into a convict hulk and re- named the Captivity – The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott
  13. It had indeed occurred to her that she was rather like an animal in captivity and she found a bitter pleasure in the idea, though it was not at all original. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  14. Our Christmas was not very merry, nor did we on New Year's Day wish one another many returns of a similar one; but we were on the whole more accustomed to our captivity and certainly in many respects more comfortable. – A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People by Henry Blanc
  15. The heart within her was leaping like a wild thing in captivity – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  16. Many women and children, their lives being spared, were carried into captivity worse than death. – Peter Stuyvesant, the Last Dutch Governor of New Amsterdam by John S. C. Abbott
  17. Results of the captivity – Studies in Old Testament History by Jesse L. Hurlbut
  18. The animals soon died in captivity but I kept some for three or four days alive. – The Romance of Natural History, Second Series by Philip Henry Gosse
  19. I long to hear the account of your captivity and rescue, cousin George! – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  20. But when is captivity interesting? – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still

Rhymes for captivity