Example sentences for: detain

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

  • 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.

  • [Independent Counsel Starr uses Tripp to detain Monica.

  • 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.

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


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