Meanwhile, the bandsmen of his captive army played a “melancholy” tune on drums and fifes.
Vendor financing is a time-honored way of keeping customers close and captive.
Was he captive, or had he managed to escape the onslaught and was now hiding somewhere in the massive compound?
They have a captive market, after all--if you want to do well in a course, it's hard not to buy the textbook.
“This is kind of a captive audience,” explained Sgt. Sean Whitcomb.
It was idle; a magic seems to shield a captive's leap for life.
Rose darted after the absorbed student, and took him captive.
At his feet crouched a warrior, probably a captive or rebel.
The captive was dead, sure enough, and I was more puzzled than ever.
It was about the movement of a captive planet, or something like that.
late 14c., "imprisoned, enslaved," from Latin captivus "caught, taken prisoner," from captus, past participle of capere "to take, hold, seize" (see capable). As a noun from c.1400; an Old English noun was hæftling, from hæft "taken, seized."
one taken in war. Captives were often treated with great cruelty and indignity (1 Kings 20:32; Josh. 10:24; Judg. 1:7; 2 Sam. 4:12; Judg. 8:7; 2 Sam. 12:31; 1 Chr. 20:3). When a city was taken by assault, all the men were slain, and the women and children carried away captive and sold as slaves (Isa. 20; 47:3; 2 Chr. 28:9-15; Ps. 44:12; Joel 3:3), and exposed to the most cruel treatment (Nah. 3:10; Zech. 14:2; Esther 3:13; 2 Kings 8:12; Isa. 13:16, 18). Captives were sometimes carried away into foreign countries, as was the case with the Jews (Jer. 20:5; 39:9, 10; 40:7).