Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: detained
IPA transcription: [dɪt'eɪnd]
Pronunciations of detained
Usage examples
  • Watford had been detained by business on the farm.
  • Perhaps business detained him; perhaps he went oftener to see Priscilla.
  • On this note I was about to withdraw; but Captain Nemo detained me and invited me to take a seat next to him.
  • He was detained in prison, and a letter despatched to the Emperor Leopold, to know what should be done with him.
  • The account which he gave of his expedition, and of the events which had detained him, was a singular one indeed.
  • They were questioning Darcy in the living-room of Mrs. Darcy's suite, the clerks being detained downstairs by Mulligan.
  • Several other rarities detained my curiosity in this room, which was inestimable in value, were it only for the diamond I mentioned.
  • My friend was detained in Liverpool longer than he expected; and, three days later, as he hadn't returned home, his wife called on me.
  • But they detained him in Washington overtime because he was a fount of information the departments found it necessary to draw upon constantly.
  • He was not detained by business, nor did he get left behind nor snowed up, as frequently happens in stories, and in real life too, I am afraid.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording Jack the Ripper, License CC BY-SA 4.0