Example sentences for: detain

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

  • Few tourists make it to this provincial capital, and it isn’t likely to detain you for more than a couple of hours.

  • By July 3, DCI Tenet had asked about 20 of his counterparts in friendly foreign intelligence services to detain specific al Qaeda members and to generally harass al Qaeda-affiliated cells.

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

  • New golf courses are being built in the area, but there’s little else to detain visitors.

  • There’s an awful lot to detain you in Barcelona, but just beyond the city are several sites eminently worthy of day trips, including the holy Catalan shrine Montserrat, the relaxed beach- and-museum town of Sitges, and the cava wine country in the region of Penedès.


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