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adjective as in held

adjective as in quarantined

adjective as in retained


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At this very moment, my father, Mohammad Reza Pourshajari, also known as Siamak Meher, is being detained in Karaj Prison in Iran.

More than 750 prisoners have been detained in total over the past 13 years, and about 2,100 people work there.

Dovgan told The Daily Beast there were absolutely no rights for her when she was detained.

She said that everyone she has talked to who was detained was beaten.

She was detained after rebels found photos on her tablet computer showing supplies she gave to Ukrainian fighters.

Alice had been wondering what had detained her so long, and by the time she arrived had become very much alarmed.

Nothing can prevent it, unless the castings are detained by contrary winds.

She had not met with an accident, but had been detained at Palatka waiting for a passenger of whom the captain had been apprised.

Assouan detained us for four days; then, time being important, we travelled back to Cairo by railway.

Florimond lay as near as La Rochette, detained there by a touch of fever, but promising to be at Condillac by the end of the week.

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On this page you'll find 177 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to detained, such as: circumscribed, cramped, imprisoned, restrained, restricted, and bound.

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