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."