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  • verb Present participle of detain.

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Examples

  • Where is the violation of law occurring in detaining indefinitely, and holding Military Tribunals for those we have in custody?

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  • 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.

    Enemy Americans

  • 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.

    Enemy Americans

  • 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.

    The Cruise of the "Dazzler"

  • He knew he was committing an unlawful act in detaining him, but at the same time he was afraid to let him go with the information he had gathered concerning the sloop and its occupation.

    Chapter XII

  • Here’s the problem: During George’s ordeal, no fewer than seven law enforcement officers took part in detaining and questioning him.

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  • “If there is a real wave of rights abuses, if we see the National Guard starting to directly participate in detaining people … we would immediately start filing lawsuits through our consulates,” Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said in an interview with a Mexico City radio station. [

    VDARE.com: Blog Articles » Print » Mexico To Sue U.S. For National Guard Detentions On The Border

  • “If there is a real wave of rights abuses, if we see the National Guard starting to directly participate in detaining people … we would immediately start filing lawsuits through our consulates,” Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said in an interview with a Mexico City radio station. [

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  • “If there is a real wave of rights abuses, if we see the National Guard starting to directly participate in detaining people … we would immediately start filing lawsuits through our consulates,” Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said in an interview with a Mexico City radio station. [

    Mexico To Sue U.S. For National Guard Detentions On The Border

  • WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he's open to the idea of detaining some Guantanamo Bay terror suspects somewhere else for prolonged periods, but it ...

    Shahid Buttar: Preventive Detention, at What Cost?

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