01. The terrorists are believed to be holding their [captives] in the basement of a private residence somewhere near the airport.
02. Police have [captured] a man suspected in the murder of a number of women over the last 10 years.
03. The military was able to shoot down the enemy plane, and [capture] the pilot unharmed.
04. Her paintings truly [capture] the mood of life on the prairies in the 1930s.
05. The attack on the building, and the release of the hostages was all [captured] on video by a passerby.
06. All of the prisoners were [captured] within days of their escape.
07. Brigitte Bardot once said that a photograph can be an instant of life [captured] for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
08. All [captive] white tigers are descended from a male named Mohan, caught in northern India in 1951.
09. The young girl was held [captive] by her father, who was upset because he felt he wasn't getting enough chances to see her since he and his wife divorced.
10. Under certain circumstances, an atom may [capture] one or more extra electrons.
11. The city of Urusalmi was [captured] by King David around 1000 B.C. and renamed Jerusalem.
12. The Ottomans [captured] the great city of Constantinople in 1453.
13. Wolves generally kill animals that are the easiest to [capture]: young, old or diseased ones.
14. The Arch of Titus was erected in 81 A.D. to honor Titus' [capture] of Jerusalem.
15. A couple of hundred years ago, prisoners of war, women captured while fishing, and shipwrecked sailors were all eaten by the natives of Fiji.
16. With wild tigers slowly disappearing, it is possible that some day the only tigers left will be those held in [captivity] in zoos around the world.
17. A Danish proverb tells us that it is better to be a free bird than a [captive] king.
18. A Chinese proverb notes, "The Yangtse River never runs backwards; man [recaptures] not his youth."
19. In January of 1951, during the Korean War, the North Koreans and Chinese communists [captured] the Southern capital of Seoul.

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