Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: captivity
IPA transcription: [kæpt'ɪvəti]
Pronunciations of captivity
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: captivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurement
    Meaning: the state of being imprisoned; "he was held in captivity until he died"; "the imprisonment of captured soldiers"; "his ignominious incarceration in the local jail"; "he practiced the immurement of his enemies in the castle dungeon"
  • Synonyms: enslavement, captivity
    Meaning: the state of being a slave; "So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"--Shakespeare
Usage examples
  • Some were killed on the spot; some were dragged into captivity; women and children were burned.
  • Little George visited her captivity sometimes and consoled it with feeble gleams of encouragement.
  • Supper was over, and Pierre who at first declined to speak about his captivity was gradually led on to do so.
  • During his captivity the conduct of affairs had fallen into the hands of John Ducas, uncle of the young emperor Michael.
  • From the date of their incarceration in the Temple their doom was sealed, and nothing but death released any one save the Princess Marie Theresa from captivity.
  • It was such a Man as this that freed a great nation from the chains of captivity, made them contented, brought them out from Egypt, and led them to the Holy Land.
  • She even obtained permission that he should leave his prison occasionally for a day or two, and reside in her palace, she being responsible for his return to captivity.
  • When he met her the week before, she treated him with the utmost disdain; now she greeted him with a smile, and said, "I trust you have not come to carry papa away in captivity.
  • As on former occasions of conquest, the Mountain-men pursued the flying host into their swamps, but they did not, as in former times, return to slay the aged and carry the women and children into captivity.
  • There is nothing they so much dread as being left on foot with an empty gun and no time to load, when perhaps a single shot might change defeat into victory; sure captivity into freedom, or a dead companion into a laughing, jolly and lovable help-mate, ready for setting a trap or to engage in the next bloody skirmish.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Julius Caesar, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Cat, License CC BY-SA 4.0
2. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Island fox, License CC BY-SA 4.0