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Definition of Detention

Detention

  1. The act of detaining or keeping back; a withholding.
  2. The state of being detained (stopped or hindered); delay from necessity.
  3. Confinement; restraint; custody.

Detention Quotations

Detention without trial is history in Malaysia.
Najib Razak

Most of my teachers didn't like me. I didn't get good grades because I pretty much lived at the public access studio. I tried to be the class clown, so I spent a lot of time in detention.
Trevor Moore

I was in juvenile detention center, and I was in Rikers Island. And there was an anthology written by the inmates called 'The Pen,' and I - you know, I had a crush on a girl, and she left me when I was incarcerated. And I found this poem in this anthology that talked about having your heart broken and being incarcerated.
Lemon Andersen

Police in China can do whatever they want; after 81 days in arbitrary detention you clearly realise that they don't have to obey their own laws. In a society like this there is no negotiation, no discussion, except to tell you that power can crush you any time they want - not only you, your whole family and all people like you.
Ai Weiwei

I like to help kids, work with kids in detention homes. Don't tell a kid what's right and wrong. He knows what's right and wrong. Find out what his attitude and his aptitude are; try to help him where he wants to go.
Evel Knievel
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Detention Translations

detention in Dutch is arrestatie, aanhouding
detention in German is Festnahme, Arrest {m}, Vorenthaltung
detention in Italian is arresto, detenzione
detention in Norwegian is arrest, forvaring
detention in Swedish is kvarsittning
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