Example sentences for: detained

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

  • Both the NYT and the WP (which has been hitting such stories hard lately) report inside that dissidents attempting to register a democratically oriented political party in various parts of China were detained by police.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Washington Post shows it knows its way beyond the Beltway, putting Clinton/grand jury as the off-lead and going instead with the news that a suspect has been detained in the Kenya embassy bombing, a story that makes everybody's front page.

  • There have been a handful of high-profile cases in which indigenous workers were charged with crimes in Oregon and detained for lengthy periods due to communication barriers.


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