Example sentences for: detain

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

  • On Thursday, the United States told the Coast Guard to bar Japanese cargo ships from U.S. ports and to detain those already here.

  • The Hispanic agents often come in for special pleading in Spanish and failing that, special abuse, from those they detain.

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

  • We have assessed this effort to detain aliens of "special interest."

  • For reasons that need not detain us here, some years ago I happened to be visiting the translation section of a large publishing company in darkest Hertfordshire, England, and I became involved in conversation with one of the employees, a charming young French translator.


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