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noun as in detention

noun as in delay

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Diplomats and foreign journalists who have visited the region almost universally report being repeatedly detained by authorities and blocked from approaching areas where camps are located.

He stopped attending classes for several weeks last year when he thought his mother might need expensive medical treatment in Guatemala, and again when his father wound up briefly detained in immigration custody.

The protesters, who were arrested while chalking on the street, were released an hour after they were detained.

It also found that people detained there receive inadequate mental health treatment, medical care and are often denied needed dental care.

The clinics can’t detain you, but you should cancel all travel plans and self-isolate as soon as possible.

While many are outraged at the detainment of Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts, not all are shocked.

Her detainment seems to have strengthened her determination.

See the latest updates, including the detainment of three U.S. students.

Given the detainment of journalists in Libya, will that deter other journalists from heading into dangerous zones?

She disputed news reports suggesting that Assange was living in fear of arrest or detainment by U.S.  authorities.

He had been certain what the purpose of the detainment was, and who the inspector would be, yet he had not really been worried.

Judge Brentano evinced great displeasure when he read the return of the illegal detainment of the prisoner.

By 13th October the detainment of this new Army was in full progress west and south-west of Brussels.

What, in the wisdom of the Dheb Rhal, is the reason for my—er—detainment?


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to detainment, such as: confinement, custody, hold, holding, and imprisonment.

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