Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of captive.
  • adj. Captured; captive.

Etymologies

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From captive +‎ -ed.

Examples

  • From the first listen I was captived by their fresh sound.

    The Ugly Truth About Tokio Hotel: Vanity Fair

  • Priests, who advance their Standard, and make their publike predications against our wives, winning such advantage over them, that they can pardon them both of the sinne and punnishment, whensoever they are once subjected unto theyr perswasions, even as if they brought the Soldane bound and captived, from Alexandria to

    The Decameron

  • But the Historie being captived to the trueth of a foolish world, is many times a terror from well-doing, and an encouragement to unbrideled wickednes.

    Defence of Poesie

  • Amos 1: 9, and withal the potency and dominion of the Sidonians, it may not be improbable but that the Israelites might be captived in Sarepta of Sidon.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • You know the story: -- his habitation was burnt and spoiled, his wives and children captived, his people consulting to stone him, so that he was greatly distressed; the enemy numerous and without his reach; -- all means of relieving his condition, and bringing it to a comfortable issue, far removed.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • And if it be so with all, then let all get this apprehension as fast as they can, and all shall be well with the whole world, now miserably captived under a misapprehension of their own condition; that is, let them say the Scripture is a fable, and the terror of the Almighty a scarecrow to fright children; that sin is only in conceit; and so square their conversation to their blasphemous fancies.

    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ

  • The soul for a season is captived to like the sin, and so is under the power of it, but is afraid of the guilt.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • In such surprisals of sin, although the affections may be ensnared, and the judgment and conscience by their tumultuating dethroned for a season, yet the will still maketh head against sin in believers, and crieth out that, whether it will or no, it is captived and violently overborne, calling for relief like a man surprised by an enemy.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • But the historian, being captived to the truth of a foolish world, is many times a terror from well-doing, and an encouragement to unbridled wickedness.

    English literary criticism

  • "And shall I always be immured, like a captived thrush?" asked Edwin, indignantly.

    The Children's Portion

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