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She was being detained to be taken to the hospital, from where she was later released.

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“We reiterate our call for his immediate and unconditional release as well as the release of all those wrongfully detained for exercising their rights,” the statement added.

Officers detained him and placed a spit hood over his head while he was naked in the middle of the street.

In June 2020 in Texas, police briefly detained Taylor Bechtol, a 29-year-old former Air Force staff sergeant and munitions loader with the 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit.

Myanmar military seizes power in coup after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi Suu Kyi’s godlike status drove her Myanmar election win.

Kadyrov had promised to detain Muslim women wearing veils that cover their faces.

Still, Israel is not the only country to detain refugee applicants.

They find a few ounces of meth in the car and detain him for twenty four hours.

Senator Marco Rubio asks "Why shouldn't we have a place to take people that we detain--like Guantanamo?"

They will detain them and begin the process of removal—which is what federal law theoretically calls for in the first place.

She waved a dissenting hand, and went on, paying no further heed to their renewed cries which sought to detain her.

There is little to detain one within the city of Leeds itself, but there are many places of interest in its immediate vicinity.

Guildford might well detain for a day or more anyone whose time will permit him to travel more leisurely than ours did.

He made no attempt to detain Jessie, who passed down the street with her cheeks flaming.

This city, although of considerable size, is comparatively modern and has little to detain tourists.


On this page you'll find 84 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to detain, such as: apprehend, confine, delay, jail, bust, and buttonhole.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.