Defectors: Webster's Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations CaptivitiesDid you know that dolphins are so intelligent that within only a few weeks of captivity, they can train Americans to stand at the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.ndash;AnonymousNot our activity for Him, but our captivity to Him!ndash;AnonymousOptimism and humor are the grease and glue of life. Without both of them we would never have survived our captivity.ndash;Philip ButlerIt came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity.ndash;Martin Luther King, Jr. Use in Literature CaptivitiesBut I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.ndash;Brooks Adams in The Emancipation of Massachusetts.In close captivity Thou art; nor ever hope to break thy chain, Unless thou soften thy obduracy.ndash;Ludovico Ariosto in Orlando Furioso.The chain, from its neck to the pole denoted captivity and possible fierceness.ndash;Florence L. Barclay in The Rosary.So, glad to be doing anything that might lead to the end of their captivity, the friends separated to wander over the palace in search of fitting material to use in the construction of their aerial machine.ndash;L. Frank Baum in The Marvelous Land of Oz.He ascribes to Ezekiel two books foretelling the Babylonian captivity.ndash;Norman Bentwich in Josephus.His favor with Titus enabled him to redeem from captivity his brother and a large number of his friends and acquaintances and one hundred and ninety women and children.ndash;Norman Bentwich in Josephus.Clithero had been delivered from captivity, but was dying for want of that aid which Sarsefield was able to afford.ndash;Charles Brockden Brown in Edgar Huntly.
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