Usage examples for captivity

  1. 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
  2. I long to hear the account of your captivity and rescue, cousin George! – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  3. 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
  4. I would run the risk of a year's captivity, at least, for one such glimpse. – The Bride of Fort Edward by Delia Bacon
  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. She looked like a princess in captivity facing her gaolers. – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  7. He led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  8. 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
  9. Results of the captivity. – Studies in Old Testament History by Jesse L. Hurlbut
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. It was as if wild wings fluttered against captivity. – The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories by Ethel M. Dell
  15. The heart within her was leaping like a wild thing in captivity. – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  16. But when is captivity interesting? – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still
  17. 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
  18. And isn't it cruel to keep wild animals in captivity? – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey