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synonyms for dragnet

  • chase
  • pursuit
  • search
  • all points bulletin
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How to use dragnet in a sentence

It appears more certain than ever that Beijing’s talk of laying down “red lines” is not intended to delineate limits of speech, but rather to ensnare opponents in a giant red dragnet.
HONG KONG’S FIRST NATIONAL SECURITY LAW VERDICT SHOWS BEIJING’S “RED LINE” HAS BECOME A RED NETMARY HUIJULY 28, 2021QUARTZ
“California casts a dragnet for sensitive donor information from tens of thousands of charities each year, even though that information will become relevant in only a small number of cases involving filed complaints,” Roberts wrote.
SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN CALIF. LAW REQUIRING CHARITIES TO DISCLOSE TOP DONORS TO ATTORNEY GENERALROBERT BARNESJULY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Software like Palantir’s casts a digital dragnet, with real-world implications, even if it exists out of sight.
LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT QUIET ON RELATIONSHIPS WITH ‘PREDICTIVE POLICING’ COMPANYJESSE MARXFEBRUARY 2, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
However, the law has acted as a dragnet with miserable unintended consequences.
WHY 'ACCIDENTAL AMERICANS' ARE DESPERATE TO GIVE UP THEIR U.S. CITIZENSHIPVIVIENNE WALTDECEMBER 22, 2020TIME
He had thrown out a dragnet of detectives and every suspicious character in the city was passing through it or landing in prison.
THE SOUTHERNERTHOMAS DIXON
The Indulgence was a dragnet, drawing large hauls of hungry fish, and leaving them to squirm on the shores of sinful compromises.
SKETCHES OF THE COVENANTERSJ. C. MCFEETERS
I thank you cordially for the police protection afforded me while the chief had his dragnet in operation.
THE BLACK STARJOHNSTON MCCULLEY
It moved on unostentatiously to other parts of the city and around it the Ranger dragnet tightened.
UNCLE SAM DETECTIVEWILLIAM ATHERTON DU PUY
Gard immediately called upon the Chicago police to throw out a dragnet and a general alarm, and this was done.
UNCLE SAM DETECTIVEWILLIAM ATHERTON DU PUY
Another invalid—my secretary—one flounders in a dragnet of unfortunate circumstances.
DIANE OF THE GREEN VANLEONA DALRYMPLE
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