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to cause to be later or slower than expected or desired

to keep in custody

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I see you are a thoroughly good fellow, and will detain you no longer.
I have a son too, and I should be very wroth with those who detained him from me after a three months' voyage."
'Yes,' cried Ralph, 'detain him till tomorrow; then let them bring him here--him and my nephew--and come themselves, and be sure that I will be ready to receive them.'
The voice made answer that the twin brothers wished to know whether the man whom he had seen that night was to be detained; and that although it was now midnight they had sent, in their anxiety to do right.
On the first of June the ship got under way, and dropped down to Baker's Bay, where she was detained for a few days by a head wind; but early in the morning of the fifth stood out to sea with a fine breeze and swelling canvas, and swept off gaily on her fatal voyage, from which she was never to return!
But instead of that, at the next village the sentinels of Davout's infantry corps detained him as the pickets of the vanguard had done, and an adjutant of the corps commander, who was fetched, conducted him into the village to Marshal Davout.
Jasper was sent for, the watch and shirt-pin were identified, Neville was detained, and the wildest frenzy and fatuity of evil report rose against him.
On the suspicions thus urged and supported, Neville was detained, and re-detained, and the search was pressed on every hand, and Jasper laboured night and day.
The confusion of master and man, who had quite forgotten the affair at Bombay, for which they were now detained at Calcutta, may be imagined.
Fix rubbed his hands softly with satisfaction; if Phileas Fogg could be detained in Calcutta a week, it would be more than time for the warrant to arrive.
He could say no more, for Fanny would be no longer detained. He pressed her hand, looked at her, and was gone.
Army forces were able to detain the car that contained two Kalashnikovs, another gun, ammunition, drugs and military gear.
They also stormed the family houses of Suhayb Ramadan, a Customs Police officer, and Odai al-Saifi, a National Security Forces officer, seeking to detain them.
(13) Of particular interest to the law enforcement community is Article 36 of the Vienna Convention, which outlines certain obligations law enforcement officers have to notify consular officials when they arrest or otherwise significantly detain a foreign national.
"Under the president's directive," declared Gonzalez, "[Padilla] is no longer being detained by the Department of Defense as an 'enemy combatant.'" As is typical of high-ranking officials in the Bush administration, Gonzalez was not inclined to defend the constitutional basis for the president's assumed power to detain Padilla without trial.