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As he recounts both in Blindfold and, in Theo Who Lived, the surprisingly light-spirited documentary about his captivity, he came to know his subjects a little too well.

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She wants to investigate if mole-rat colonies in captivity might call differently than their counterparts in the wild.

Two pairs had youngsters, and each family snuggled together when reunited in captivity.

First, they need to use it in a scenario where they can measure a bear without using the new technology, like with an animal in captivity.

Trapped in a lab somewhere, a biomass escapes captivity and begins to wreak havoc on its human captors.

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Shin eventually escaped North Korean captivity while in Vienna.

Like a Jack in the Box just sprung from coiled captivity, he begins rambling excitedly.

“There was one good thing about it,” Chuck Davis says about his time in captivity.

But the general circumstances of her capture and captivity have been known and widely reported for more than a year now.

The center had seemingly proven wrong people who contend that rescued eaglets can only survive in captivity.

Ezechias shews all his treasures to the ambassadors of Babylon: upon which Isaias foretells the Babylonish captivity.

He reproaches the Jews for their obstinacy: he will deliver them out of their captivity, for his own name's sake.

Under the figure of the deliverance from the Babylonish captivity, the church is invited to rejoice for her redemption from sin.

The cities of the south are shut up, and there is none to open them: all Juda is carried away captive with an entire captivity.

The prophet is persecuted: he denounces captivity to his persecutors, and bemoans himself.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to captivity, such as: bondage, confinement, custody, imprisonment, incarceration, and slavery.

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