detain[ dih-teyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF detain
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"Don't let me detain you," said Halbert, with an elaborate share of politeness.
What he had to say therefore on the subject would not detain them long.
Mrs. Menotti tried to detain him; she could not understand what was amiss.
Then she withdrew her arms, and this time he did not try to detain her.
As everything was right, the ship did not detain us, and we were permitted to proceed.
Where, he admitted with sorrow, he had no right to detain them.
These Delawares have their laws, which forbid them to detain you; but I—I have no such obligation.
Maltravers did not seek to detain her, but silently followed her steps.
I'm sure I should rather have wondered what could detain him at Burleigh.
But, surely, he might not detain Mr Merdle while he assumed his coat?