Example sentences for: detained

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

  • Yet despite that, "our country, having allowed Pinochet to enter its borders for medical treatment, has now detained him in order to comply with a case brought by the Spanish Communist Party."

  • Jeanne A. Butterfield, executive director of AILA, says it hasn't tried to organize pro bono lawyers for those detained

  • I like to think of myself as a responsible, upstanding guy (even though I sell advertising for Slate ). So it was a bit of a shock yesterday to find myself detained as a suspect during a manhunt for a killer.

  • 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.

  • But then, voters that November didn't know that two weeks earlier the incumbent had detained a friend in the Oval Office with the question, "How about the milk money?"


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