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Definition of "detaining" []

  • Present participle of detain. (verb)

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Use "detaining" in a sentence
  • "Where is the violation of law occurring in detaining indefinitely, and holding Military Tribunals for those we have in custody?"
  • "Officials have often emphasized that their purpose in detaining enemy combatants is not punishment; rather, it is to disable them as fighters and to interrogate them for intelligence purposes."
  • "He knew he was committing an unlawful act in detaining him, while at the same time he was afraid to let him go with the information he had gathered concerning the sloop and its occupation."