Example sentences for: detained

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

  • When they arrived, Slahi explained that it was difficult to get to Chechnya at that time because many travelers were being detained in Georgia.

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

  • Several terrorist operatives were detained by foreign governments, possibly disrupting operations in the Gulf and Italy and perhaps averting attacks against two or three U.S. embassies.

  • Now that the background material he sent to Congress has been released, the press has become interested in whether Linda Tripp doctored her tapes and whether Starr's agents and prosecutors improperly detained Lewinsky or misrepresented their treatment of her in the Jan.

  • 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."


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