Detain Sentence Examples
I won't detain you longer, General.
The other parts of the flower need not detain us.
John and Philip wrote to the emperor to beg him to detain his captive at all costs, but Henry VI.
Epicureanism need not detain us.
During World War I the number of immigrants decreased, leaving facilities available to detain suspected enemy aliens from 1918 to 1919 . Ellis Island resumed processing immigrants in 1920.Advertisement
To enforce this act, a new station was built on Angel Island to detain Chinese immigrants before they were processed and allowed to enter the country.
This agitation induced the Romans to deport 1000 prominent Achaeans, and, failing proof of treason against Rome, to detain them seventeen years.
In the Philippines, the immigration act has been used to detain indefinitely foreigners suspected of terrorist acts.
As pope, he addressed a fruitless summons to Christendom to unite in a crusade against the infidels, and concluded in 1489 a treaty with Bayezid II., agreeing in consideration of an annual payment of 40,000 ducats and the gift of the Holy Lance, to detain the sultan's fugitive brother Jem in close confinement in the Vatican.
To detain, harbour, &c., a slave was punished by death.Advertisement
The particularities of the worship, its minute and truly ingenious re-adaptations of sacraments, prayers, reverent signs, down even to the invocation of a New Trinity, need not detain us.
The evidence to be collected from his epistles generally must not detain us here, but we may glance for a moment at this one letter, because it contains what appears to be the first mention of Jesus Christ in the literature of the world.
Erdmann, need not detain us long.
The hulking brutes fingered their weapons and showed long fangs at such insolence from a female; but they did not detain her.
As circumstances dictated, either wing would fasten upon one of the allied armies and detain it until the reserve had time to come up and complete its destruction; the other wing meantime detaining the other allied army and preventing its commander from coming to his colleague's assistance.Advertisement
I will detain you no longer, General; you shall receive my letter to the Emperor.
This class of prerogatives, as well as the right which the pope claimed to ratify the election of the emperor, need not detain us, although they doubtless served in the long run to weaken the papal power.
He is also empowered to detain a foreign ship the master or seamen of which appear to him through their misconduct or want of skill to have caused injury to a British vessel, until the necessary application for satisfaction or security be made to the local authorities.
In 88 B.C., after the triumph of Sulla, when the younger Marius fled from Rome to Africa, Hiempsal received him with apparent friendliness, his real intention being to detain him as a prisoner.
These need not detain us for long, since, however well some of them may have been executed, regard being had to their epoch, and whatever repute some of them may have achieved, they are, so far as general information and especially classification is concerned, wholly obsolete, and most of them almost useless except as matters of antiquarian interest.Advertisement
A measure was passed on his initiation, in 1881, authorizing him to arrest and detain suspected persons; and many well-known Irishmen, including Parnell himself and other members of parliament, were thrown into prison.
They early introduce us to and detain us in scenery with which otherwise, at that age, we should have little acquaintance.