Example sentences for: detain

How can you use “detain” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The village is neat and tidy, but there’s nothing to detain you for very long.

  • In mid-December, President Clinton signed a Memorandum of Notification (MON) giving the CIA broader authority to use foreign proxies to detain Bin Ladin lieutenants, without having to transfer them to U.S. custody.

  • But there’s little to detain a visitor and no attractive accommodations.

  • Each focuses on a provincial city of the same or similar name, typically of some interest yet not likely to detain you for longer than a day.

  • The CIA worked hard with foreign security services to detain or at least keep an eye on suspected Bin Ladin associates.


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