captivity, imprisonment, incarceration, immurement(noun)
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"
the state of being a slave
"So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity"--Shakespeare
The state of being captive.
A group of people/beings captive.
The state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved.
Origin: Form of captive, from the Middle English captive, from the Latin captivus. Entered into the English lexicon around 14c.
the state of being a captive or a prisoner
a state of being under control; subjection of the will or affections; bondage
Captivity is a 2007 horror thriller film directed by Roland Joffé, based on a screenplay by Larry Cohen and Joseph Tura, and starring Elisha Cuthbert. The film centers on two people who have been abducted and driven mad.
The numerical value of captivity in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of captivity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Captivity is still captivity no matter how gentle the jailer or the size of the cell.
Stop going to the zoos! Don’t take your children to the zoos! No creature ever deserves captivity without any crime!
In peace, continue your art; in war, continue your art; in freedom, continue your art; in captivity, continue your art!
If fame came near to you to get you, you must run away from it very fast! Because this is a matter of freedom and captivity!
If I should ever be captured, I want no negotiation-and if I should request a negotiation from captivity they should consider that a sign of duress.
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