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detaining

See definition of detaining on Dictionary.com
  • as inconfining
  • as inimprisonment

synonyms for detaining

  • bounding
  • enclosing
  • imprisoning
  • restraining
  • jailing
  • capturing
  • confining
  • imprisoning
  • locking up
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How to use detaining in a sentence

He was dashing off in his eager fashion, when Mr. Ducksmith laid a detaining hand on his arm.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
She arose, with a brisk movement, and began fastening her fur collar, in spite of his detaining gesture.
JOYCE'S INVESTMENTSFANNIE E. NEWBERRY
Her eyes appealed to him, her glance was like a detaining hand.
WAYSIDE COURTSHIPSHAMLIN GARLAND
When every other means of detaining her had been exhausted, he sometimes resorted to strategy.
QUINALICE HEGAN RICE
As she stooped to free her skirt from a detaining thorn, she pointed down the bank.
MR. OPPALICE HEGAN RICE
She wrenched herself loose from Frederick's detaining fingers, and was in the aisle before her brother realized what had happened.
TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRYGRACE MILLER WHITE
You are exactly the man I want to see, said Mr. Stuyvesant, laying a detaining hand upon Jabes arm.
THREE LITTLE WOMENGABRIELLE E. JACKSON
Briggs laid a detaining hand on his arm—a hand that left a broad red stain on the rolled-up sleeve.
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
While they were still at some distance from him, they saw a young man hurry up to him and lay a detaining hand on his arm.
THE FLYING REPORTERLEWIS E. (LEWIS EDWIN) THEISS
I stepped across to the lady and apologized for detaining her, and then my man and I went on, easy victors.
THE YEOMAN ADVENTURERGEORGE W. GOUGH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO DETAINING

  • bounding
  • detaining
  • enclosing
  • imprisoning
  • restraining
  • capturing
  • confining
  • detaining
  • imprisoning
  • jailing
  • locking up
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.