Example sentences for: detain

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • [Independent Counsel Starr uses Tripp to detain Monica.

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

  • 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.

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