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Synonyms for captivescap·tives

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  1. List of paraphrases for "captives":

    prisoners, pows, prisoner, detainees, hostages

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  1. Vian Dakhil:

    We sometimes say that we wish we had been massacred. This would be better than being kidnapped and raped. We prefer death now over the fate of what is happening to these girls and women, it is now on the government and on the international community to focus on this. How to get these captives back. It's inconceivable that in the 21st century something like this is happening as if we were living in the Stone Age.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    He was my friend, faithful, and just to me, but Brutus says, he was ambitious, and Brutus is an honorable man. He hath brought many captives home to Rome, whose ransoms did the general coffers fill. Did this in Caesar seem ambitious. When the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept. Ambition should me made of sterner stuff, yet Brutus says, he was ambitious and Brutus is an honorable man.

  3. Muhammadu Buhari:

    The President has repeatedly expressed his total commitment towards ensuring the safe return of the #ChibokGirls, and all other Boko Haram captives.

  4. Vian Dakhil:

    We sometimes say that we wish we had been massacred. This would be better than being kidnapped and raped. We prefer death now over the fate of what is happening to these girls and women, it is now on the government and on the international community to focus on this. How to get these captives back. It's inconceivable that in the 21st century, something like this is happening as if we were living in the Stone Age.

  5. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    The Middle East is plagued by anti-Western, anti-democratic and anti-American extremism. Terrorists brutally behead their shackled captives before video cameras. Despots lead their people in chants of 'Death to America' while building intercontinental ballistic missiles to reach America.

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