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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

In the years just after 9/11, even being breathed on by a suspected terrorist could land you in extralegal detention for the rest of your life.
Matt Taibbi

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

The United States has tried for years to live down President Franklin D. Roosevelt's order during World War II to move Japanese-Americans on the West Coast to inland detention camps on grounds that they might be disloyal.
Helen Thomas

I was rather a poor student, too easily distracted - did a lot of gazing out of windows, fine for training to be a writer, but not a great way to achieve in the classroom. The truth is that I was happy to bumble along and do enough to avoid detention, but not much more.
Michael Morpurgo

Sending Paris Hilton to jail for being the most loathed celeprosy lesion in the history of the species seems like a happening idea at first - forty-five days at Century Regional Detention Center is so the new thirty days at Promises Malibu! But it sets a dangerous precedent to jail celebs just because someone hates them.
Rob Sheffield
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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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