- captive audience,
- captive market,
Origin of captive
Examples from the Web for captive
Sabrine reports that the latest demands by ISIS militants are three prisoners for every captive soldier.
This time the captive was forced to make a speech blaming the British government for his death.ISIS Murder of British Hostage Likely to Draw UK Deeper Into New War|Nico Hines|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Italy has been known to pay ransom for its captive nationals in the past.Families of Italian Aid Workers Held by ISIS Fear for Their Lives After Foley's Death|Barbie Latza Nadeau|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The oldest of the captive sisters was pretending to be the mother of the youngest girl, hoping they would be kept together.Hanifa's Story: Her Five Sisters Taken by ISIS to Be Sold or Worse|Christine van den Toorn|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Asian slapstick humor does not translate well, and most of the captive audience agreed, although they grudgingly watched it.Prisoners Get Cultural Fix with 8-Tracks and Bootleg Cassettes|Daniel Genis|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was one of the two names that Hippy had heard mentioned when he was the captive of the mountaineers.Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers|Jessie Graham Flower
Driven off thrice with gun-shots, would she make another try to feed or free her captive young one?Lobo, Rag and Vixen|Ernest Seton-Thompson
I feigned love, whispered compliments, in short, so skillfully did I dissimulate that she believed I was Love's own captive.The Satyricon, Volume 5 (Crotona Affairs)|Petronius Arbiter
They received his orders as coming from a captive, and disobeyed without even sending him a reply.History of the Girondists, Volume I|Alphonse de Lamartine
“A splendid longicorn,” he said, fishing a pill-box from his pocket, and carefully imprisoning his captive.Middy and Ensign|G. Manville Fenn
Word Origin for captive
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."