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 Meanings and Examples of ARREST
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
arrest
 v.  stop or slow down; catch someone's attention; take into custody
Example Sentence: (73 in 5 pages)
1  They also helped uncover a drug manufacturing lab and handled an arrest warrant, according to the State Attorney General's Office.
2  A policeman has the authority to arrest lawbreakers.
3  Policemen have authority to arrest lawbreakers.
4  The treatment has so far done little to arrest the spread of the cancer.
5  He spent the night in a police cell after his arrest.
6  Creditors could obtain a writ for the arrest of their debtors.
7  His arrest for stealing brought shame on his family.
8  She has endured house arrest and continual harassment by the police.
9  It was an illegal act and will lead to your arrest.
10  His arrest for lewd behaviour seriously damaged his credibility as a religious leader.
11  News of the arrest perturbed her greatly.
12  The police officer said that he had placed the man under arrest and that a scuffle had ensued.
13  A policeman has the power to arrest a criminal.
14  The government may remove the power of arrest from military police.
15  Under the state of siege, the police could arrest suspects without charges or warrants.
Classic Sentence: (179 in 12 pages)
1  The arrest of my unfortunate brother forms no such good title to the high office of Chancellor, as thy chivalrous and courageous denial establishes in thee to the truncheon of High Marshal.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
2  The most petty baron may arrest, try, and condemn a witch found within his own domain.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
3  Thou hast spoken well, Brother Albert," said Beaumanoir; "thy motives were good, since thou didst judge it right to arrest thine erring brother in his career of precipitate folly.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
4  I told him it was a nuisance to have the woman trespassing: to which he replied that he had no power to arrest her.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
5  The woman has gone away: we don't know where to: but she is liable to arrest if she shows her face in Tevershall.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
6  Inspector Bradstreet, B division, gave evidence as to the arrest of Horner, who struggled frantically, and protested his innocence in the strongest terms.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
7  And yet this new factor must surely arrest his attention and renew his interest.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 10. Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson
8  I am not sure that as a conscientious detective my first duty is not to arrest the whole household.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
9  When, however, another morning had come, and I found that beyond the arrest of young Fitzroy Simpson nothing had been done, I felt that it was time for me to take action.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
10  If I might offer you a word of advice, Inspector, it would be to arrest the page, who, as I understand, has only recently come into your service, Doctor.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
11  Matters have gone so far now that they can move without my help as far as the arrest goes, though my presence is necessary for a conviction.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
12  To you, and to you only, belongs the credit of the remarkable arrest which you have effected.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
13  I have been followed from London Bridge Station, and I am sure that they are only waiting for the warrant to arrest me.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
14  The engines were soon upon the spot, but the dry wood burned with great fury, and it was impossible to arrest the conflagration until the stack had been entirely consumed.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
15  The police have really done nothing locally, save the arrest of these gipsies.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL