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What is the noun for captivity?

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  1. An act of capturing; a seizing by force or stratagem.
  2. The securing of an object of strife or desire, as by the power of some attraction.
  3. Something that has been captured; a captive.
  4. The recording or storage of something for later playback.
  5. (computing) A particular match found for a pattern in a text string.
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  7. Examples:
    1. “The announcement of his capture was treated cautiously by military officials.”
      “Jaime Lannister was the most valuable capture ever taken by Catelyn Stark.”
  1. One who has been captured or is otherwise confined.
  2. One held prisoner.
  3. (figuratively) One charmed or subdued by beauty, excellence, or affection; one who is captivated.
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  5. Examples:
    1. “They ate in their canoes, speeding through the waterways and looking for signs of the escaped captive.”
  1. The state of being captive.
  2. (obsolete) A group of people/beings captive.
  3. The state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved.
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  5. Examples:
    1. “He was released by kidnappers in Beirut after over three years in captivity.”
      “The behaviour of animals in captivity was explained, as the students listened in rapt attention.”
      “What an opportunity to proclaim real liberty to those in physical captivity and spiritual bondage!”
  1. One who is holding a captive or captives.
  2. One who catches or has caught or captured something or someone.
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  4. Examples:
    1. “His captor finished knotting the rope and pulled the gun back out of his pants.”
      “Again, during the journey, my mind turned to the movies, and how to escape your captor, should the need arise.”
      “Here the story picks up as the tormented devourer of souls tries to escape his captor, the omnipresent octopus-like Elder God.”
  1. the state of being captious
  2. captious behaviour
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  4. Examples:
    1. “Well, since you didn't reply in substance or with the captiousness common to the topic, you, at least, won't be indicted as a hijacker!”
      “This article is not prompted by any mere spirit of captiousness on my part.”
      “Three undesirables specifically referred to as cacology, cathexis, and captiousness are observed verbal acts that can stop and probably should stop a social interaction.”
  1. The act of captivating or the state of being captivated.
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  3. Examples:
    1. “The marvel of their captivation lay in the spell of the enchanter.”
      “Indeed, all of Graham's proud, flawed characters are stunningly and utterly flawed, and they steal the reader's captivation.”
      “There was a captivation in its promise of adventure that he felt to be irresistible.”
  1. one who has been captured; one who is held in captivity
  1. A person who captivates, or holds one captive.
  2. Examples:
    1. “His errand was to produce a deadly quarrel between the captive soul and the wicked one, its captivator.”
      “Had she been the mere adroit captivator some-times imagined, she could never have exercised this posthumous ascendency over Petrarch's thoughts.”
      “Unlike many other popular push-up bras, the Captivator bras have smooth, seamless cups, rather than lace.”
  1. The quality of being capturable.
  1. One who, or that which, captures.
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  3. Examples:
    1. “After all who wouldn't like to watch their capturer feel angry and frustrated for a while?”
      “All wise schools have agreed that this latter capture depends to some extent on the faith of the capturer.”
      “In the Welsh legends the maid consents to wed her capturer, and remain with him until he strikes her with iron.”
  1. (rare) Obsolete spelling of captor
  1. (obsolete, rare) Captivity.
  1. plural of captivation
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  3. Examples:
    1. “These differences transform the landscapes into one of the major captivations of Grenade.”
      “So begins another of Sullivan's captivations.”
      “Being connected to the captivations of nature always helps to absorb the negative thoughts inside of one's head.”
  1. plural of captivance
  1. plural of captivator
  2. Examples:
    1. “You must march in the arrear of your captivators to our quarters.”
  1. plural of captour
  1. plural of captive
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  3. Examples:
    1. “For two centuries, his forebears had been white slaves in North Africa, captives in North America or, like him, prisoners of war in South Asia.”
      “When he went against the king's orders and refused to slay a band of barbarian captives, he was promptly put under arrest.”
      “A share tenant system has made most farmers captives of landlords, or caciques.”
  1. plural of captee
  1. plural of captor
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  3. Examples:
    1. “No amount of eye-rolling was going to convince my captors that I really didn't need to participate.”
      “The letters he sent to his captors, often in shaky, hard-to-read handwriting, reveal the lawyerly and uncompromising precision of his approach.”
      “Just before he was guillotined he made a speech vowing that he would return from the dead to punish his captors.”
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