detained

[ dih-teyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF detained

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DETAINED

Monday evening came and went, and still she had been detained from any effort.

If he had known I would be detained I don't believe he would have asked it of me.

Had his followers dared, they would have detained him by force.

Roland was lingering unwillingly, detained by Burnham's imperative hand.

Master Gryphus was detained in bed by the fever caused by the fracture of his arm.

When we got back to the house Harry detained me on the veranda alone.

I am detained in town by provoking, tiresome, but necessary business.

Had Mr. Dunbar detained her at Maudesley Abbey against her will?

I said that he might be ill, or that important letters in that day's post might have detained him.

The storm overtook us while in the grotto and detained us half an hour longer.

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