Example sentences for: detour

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

  • A popular optional excursion is an hour’s detour to Guangzhou Zoo, founded in 1958.

  • The Hall of Clocks and Hall of Jewelry, collections of gifts to the emperors, are worth a detour to the right, as is the Nine-Dragon Screen (Jiulongbi), carved in 1775.

  • When labor gets involved in politics, this is not a detour from its "real" job of negotiating wages and hours.

  • Turn inland, because the small village of Moncarapacho, with a fine old church, a sleepy village square, and a local museum, is well worth the 8-km (5-mile) detour.

  • Take a detour along the way down one of the side streets, alphabetically arranged from A to H, starting at the Public Garden (they’re named after English peers).


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