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The wee round wonders with their mystery of velvety colour are well fitted to take captive the young eye.

To take captive a heart which has had no experience of attack, is to enter an unfortified and ungarrisoned city.

The maiden they did take captive, leaving the ass which is old and slow.

Savage tribes plunder and take captive their weaker neighbors.

Though the enemy be many they shall turn their backs in flight before the weak man, and one shall take captive a thousand.


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On this page you'll find 110 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to take captive, such as: apprehend, arrest, catch, conquer, grab, and occupy.

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