ARREST's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of arrest
Definition:
v. stop or slow down; catch someone's attention; take into custody
n. the act of stopping, restraining, or detaining a criminal, suspect by legal authorities
Example:
The trapeze artists plunge from the heights until a safety net luckily arrest their fall.
Amal Clooney, the leading human rights barrister, was threatened with arrest by Egypian officials after she identified flaws in the country's justice system.
Sentence in Classic:
Had he appeared surprised at his own arrest, or feigned indignation at it, I should have looked upon it as highly suspicious, because such surprise or anger would not be natural under the circumstances, and yet might appear to be the best policy to a scheming man.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
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 Context
There was a slight noise behind her and she turned just in time to seize a small boy by the slack of his roundabout and arrest his flight.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
He may keep me on duty every day, or may place me under arrest, but no one can make me apologize, because if he, as commander of this regiment, thinks it beneath his dignity to give me satisfaction, then.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
With painful dejection he awaited the end of this action, in which he regarded himself as a participant and which he was unable to arrest.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Any guard might arrest him, but by strange chance no one does so and all rapturously greet the man they cursed the day before and will curse again a month later.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy Context
A glimpse of the river through a dull gateway, where some waggons were housed for the night, seemed to arrest my feet.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
He who had been presented in the worst light at his trial, who had since broken prison and had been tried again, who had returned from transportation under a life sentence, and who had occasioned the death of the man who was the cause of his arrest.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
In the moment when Madam Mina said those words that arrest both our understanding, an inspiration came to me.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
His body and brain ached with indescribable weariness, and he could think of nothing to say or to do that should arrest the mad flight of the moments.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton Context
One or two persons, in brushing past them, lingered to look; for Miss Bart was a figure to arrest even the suburban traveller rushing to his last train.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context