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Example Sentences for "detain"

I'm sorry to detain you; I just want to ask you a couple of questionsA suspect is being detained by police for questioning in the murder of a local woman.

I'm sorry to detain you; I just want to ask you a couple of questions.

We were late for the meeting because we were detained by heavy traffic.

The detainees are political prisoners, arrested for protesting against government corruption.

The new anti-terrorist law allows police to detain suspects without charge for extended periods.

After being detained by the police for questioning, he was released without charge.

The United Nations has protested the detention without charge of a number of political dissidents.

If you don't stop fooling around in class, you will get a half-hour detention.

During the October Crisis of 1970, many people were detained by police in Montreal simply because they were suspected of being sympathetic to the cause of those seeking independence for Quebec.

The woman was detained by police for over 5 hours before finally being released due to a lack of evidence.

Homer once said that it is equally offensive to speed a guest who would like to stay, and to detain one who is anxious to leave.

In some countries, a driver may be detained and questioned by police even though only a minor accident has occurred.

The young boy was given a half-hour detention by the teacher for failing to do his homework for the third day in a row.

In November of 1993, two 11-year-old British boys were sentenced to be detained indefinitely after they were found guilty of the murder of a two-year-old child.

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that no one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

The human rights organization Amnesty International seeks the release of men and women detained anywhere for their beliefs, color, sex, ethnic origin, language or religion.


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