Example sentences for: detained

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

  • According to Binalshibh, had Bin Ladin and KSM learned prior to 9/11 that Moussaoui had been detained, they might have canceled the operation.

  • Shalawi was involved in a widely publicized incident in November 1999, when he and his friend Muhammed al Qudhaieen were detained because the crew of a cross-country America West flight reported that Qudhaieen had attempted to open the cockpit door on two occasions.

  • Routinely, children and adults with mental disabilities are arbitrarily detained in psychiatric facilities, social care homes, orphanages and other closed institutions.

  • As USAT , the NYT, and the WP note, there was little discussion of Starr's conclusions, the emphasis falling instead on Starr's motives and conduct--the main issues there being whether or not Starr had an antecedent bias against Bill Clinton, had inappropriate connections to the Paula Jones defense team, whether he had unlawfully detained Monica Lewinsky and/or violated her right to an attorney and indeed, whether he had lied about his treatment of her in a press release.

  • And the LAT also offers more specific details of the protests: 10,000 demonstrators assembled; 15 injured and 20 detained by police.


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