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From the moment of their arrest, the examination proceeded with great rapidity.

If I see them look at each other, I'll put them both in arrest.

If you bring this home to Mr. Mortimer you will punish him, arrest him?

They may arrest me as a felon—at any rate I shall be forced to leave the bank and go away.

If I could only arrest those wonderful heat- and light-giving sparks!

It was perfectly legal to arrest that man on the barest suspicion.

It was happy for Hagar that the angel was sent to arrest her progress.

While Almamen chafed in vain at his arrest, all in the Christian camp was yet still.

Well, I may tell you that I have a warrant to arrest him on a charge of arson.

Warren had been sworn in as a special constable to arrest Donald.

WORD ORIGIN

"to cause to stop," also "to detain legally," late 14c., from Old French arester "to stay, stop" (Modern French arrêter), from Vulgar Latin *arrestare (source of Italian arrestare, Spanish and Portuguese arrestar), from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + restare "to stop, remain behind, stay back" (see rest (n.2)). Figurative sense of "to catch and hold" (the attention, etc.) is from 1814.

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