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Word Example of - arrest

    Example Sentences for arrest

    On the day after your arrest, saying your dear ones should be cared for and comforted.

    Oh, but I have much to say to you; and to begin with, I have a warrant for your arrest.

    I won out of France with the very papers ordering my arrest.

    The detectives now changed their tones and threatened to arrest him.

    I can do it in Tarragona: they will arrest you there if I tell them.

    I will spare you the indignity of an arrest until I know more.

    If nothing came of it he could at least arrest her whenever he pleased.

    She knew all about the telegraph, and the uses to which it was put in the detection and arrest of rogues.

    Maybe they dont know the diamonds are found and will arrest us.

    All citizens were liable to be called to aid in the pursuit and arrest of a fugitive.

Word Origin & History of - arrest

    Word Origin & History

    arrest "to cause to stop," also "to detain legally," late 14c., from O.Fr. arester "to stay, stop," from V.L. *arrestare (cf. It. arrestare, Sp., Port. arrestar), from L. ad- "to" + restare "to stop, remain behind, stay back," from re- "back" + stare "to stand," from PIE base *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Fig. sense of "to catch and hold" (the attention, etc.) is from 1814.

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