Detention in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Detention

the act of being kept somewhere for a period of time, especially as a punishment

Examples of Detention in a sentence

Because he was late for school three times, the student was kept in after-school detention to make up the time.  🔊

A detention center was set-up to hold all of the illegal immigrants who had yet to be processed for return to their home countries.  🔊

The troubled teen faced a detention hearing where the court decided that he would have to spend 90 days in a juvenile jail.  🔊

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