Example sentences for: detain

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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