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Captive, adj., 1) taken prisoner, in the state of a prisoner: “this c. scold,” H6C V, 5, 29. “held c” Troil. II, 2, 77.
2) captivated, gained by some excellence: “whose words all ears took c.” All's V, 3, 17. “my woman's heart grossly grew c. to his honey words,” R3 IV, 1, 80.
3) vanquished, subdued: “a c. victor that hath lost in gain,” Lucr. 730. “c. good attending captain ill,” Sonn. 66, 12. “when many times the c. Grecian falls, you bid them rise and live,” Troil. V, 3, 40. Followed by to: “c. to thee and to thy Roman yoke,” Tit. I, 111. “or friends with Caesar, or not c. to him,” Ant. II, 5, 44 (== subject).
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