Examples of captivity in a Sentence
The prisoners were released from captivity.
the wildlife refuge raises endangered species in captivity and then releases them into the wild
Recent Examples of captivity from the Web
And like a 5-year-old, Bates said, parrots raised in captivity are dependent.
Those three months turned into 16 years of captivity and beatings.
Siberian tigers, also known as Amur tigers, typically live 16 to 20 years in captivity and up to 10 years in the wild.
Otto Warmbier dies: The American college student who was released in a coma after more than a year in captivity in North Korea died on Monday, his family said.
Chimpanzees can live 50-60 years in captivity, according to chimpsanctuarynw.org The Kansas City Zoo’s chimpanzee population is now 12.
Warmbier stayed at UC Medical Center since his arrival the night of June 13 at Lunken Field from his 18 months of captivity in North Korea.
Cincinnati (AP) -- Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, his family said.
Warmbier, 22, spent almost a year-and-a-half in captivity after being arrested in January 2016.
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First Known Use of captivity
CAPTIVITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of captivity for English Language Learners
: the state of being kept in a place (such as a prison or a cage) and not being able to leave or be free : the state or condition of being captive
CAPTIVITY Defined for Kids
Definition of captivity for Students
: the state of being held prisoner : the state of being captive
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