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Alice had been wondering what had detained her so long, and by the time she arrived had become very much alarmed.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Nothing can prevent it, unless the castings are detained by contrary winds.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
She had not met with an accident, but had been detained at Palatka waiting for a passenger of whom the captain had been apprised.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
Assouan detained us for four days; then, time being important, we travelled back to Cairo by railway.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
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.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
When he had left, madame sent Henrietta to bed; Sarah would have gone also, but her mother detained her.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
Nothing detained the party further in Paris, and they prepared to start for King's Warren the next day.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
"He has been detained," the queen said, ignoring a meaning smile that passed between the count and Prince Mazaroff.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
It was late in the afternoon when Isabel arrived in Rosewater, and business detained her there for several hours.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Once or twice when he had been detained by business she had missed him, had put in a lonely and most unhappy evening.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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