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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAPTURE

To prevent this, they were planning the capture of Beauséjour.

It now becomes my aim today to lay siege to this town and capture it.

One would think it was a big handicap you meant to capture this morning.

Generally death was the least penalty that capture entailed.

I told them of the shooting and capture of Paris and the death of Eisenlord.

Mr. Mercier withdrew that expedition, and offered $3,000 reward for the capture of Morrison!

What a grand thing a boy's heart is, when you capture its loyalty and its affection!

Paris, however, was an ocean; it was there that he incurred the least risk of capture.

The method of his capture seemed to him quite as ignominious as the fact.

The Mercutians were making a mighty effort to capture their prey.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Middle French capture "a taking," from Latin captura "a taking" (especially of animals), from captus (see captive).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CAPTURE

apprehension

nouncatching and arresting
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.