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

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

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., deteynen, from Old French detenir "to hold off, keep back" (12c.), from Latin detinere "hold off, keep back," from de- "from, away" (see de-) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Modern spelling is 17c., from influence of contain, retain, etc. Related: Detained; detaining.

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