Examples of captor in a Sentence
The men fought their captors and escaped.
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The former captive was the host, and the former captor was in a foreign land.
In an age before Amber Alerts, radio stations broadcast descriptions of Dorothy and her captor.
Silva's friend had been outside calling 9-1-1 from his car and was able to drive ahead of the Escalade, blocking its way on the narrow canyon road trying to prevent Silva's captors from getting away, the suit claims.
But even more remarkable in this heart of darkness are the selfless acts of mercy by strangers who help the women elude their captors.
One of the 40 workers, Harjit Masih, had earlier managed to escape his captors.
The captors take issue with being branded as a terrorist group.
In 2003, David was part of the team that made a daring raid behind enemy lines to rescue POW Jessica Lynch from her Iraqi captors and to help recover the bodies of nine American soldiers buried near where she had been held captive.
Wheeler gets free from his captors, eventually winning the trust of Taylor (Jasmine Waltz, a model who's not a bit credible as an FBI agent).
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CAPTOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of captor for English Language Learners
: someone who has captured a person and is keeping that person as a prisoner
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