Example sentences for: detained

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

  • The FBI may soon get its hands on a suspect in the Saudi air-base bombing . Canadian authorities have detained a Saudi citizen suspected of driving either the truck or the getaway car used in the bombing, which killed 19 American soldiers and wounded 500 others.

  • 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?"

  • The NYT reports that immediately after last summer's terrorist bombing of two American embassies in Africa, the government of Sudan detained two suspects, only to angrily release them after the U.S. conducted a cruise missile strike against an alleged chemical weapons facility in Sudan.

  • At a December 22 meeting of the Small Group of principals, FBI Director Louis Freeh briefed officials from the NSC staff, CIA, and Justice on wiretaps and investigations inside the United States, including a Brooklyn entity tied to the Ressam arrest, a seemingly unreliable foreign report of possible attacks on seven U.S. cities, two Algerians detained on the Canadian border, and searches in Montreal related to a jihadist cell.

  • 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.


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