Example sentences for: detour

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

  • Circumvent is much more precise than the term work around and suggests a planned detour to avoid the law.

  • If you have brought your own transport, make a short detour to see the handsome landmark church of São Martinho.

  • With a short detour, you can also take in Yasukuni Jinja.

  • Before climbing the steps, make a small detour farther along Kongens Gade, past the Lutheran Parsonage (1725), to reach Government House, an archetypal colonial mansion.

  • 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.


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