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.

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

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

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

  • 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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