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Captive, subst., 1) prisoner: R2 I, 3, 88. H6A I, 1, 22. H6C II, 1, 127. Tit. IV, 2, 34. Caes. III, 2, 93. Lr. V, 3, 41. Cymb. V, 5, 73. Cymb. V, 5, 73 “c. bonds,” Caes. I, 1, 39. “a c. chariot,” H5 III, 5, 54. “my c. state,” H6C IV, 6, 3 (in these three passages seemingly an adj., but really a subst.)
2) one ensnared by beauty: “yet hath he been my c. and my slave,” Ven. 101. “beware of being --s before you serve,” All's II, 1, 21.
3) one vanquished and subdued: “the coward c. vanquished doth yield,” Lucr. 75. “the conclusion is victory: on whose side? the king's. The c. is enriched: on whose side? the beggar's,” LLL IV, 1, 76. “deliver you as most abated --s to some nation that won you without blows,” Cor. III, 3, 132.
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