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detention camp

a compound where prisoners are detained temporarily, as pending determination of their legal status under immigration laws.
Origin of detention camp
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • At last I have heard from the letter about the Jewish detention camp.

  • Did I write you about the naturalized American Jew in the detention camp?

  • In spite of my curiosity I believe I felt a distaste of the detention camp on such a day.

  • The day I visited the detention camp he had just arrived, and, knowing we were Americans, he tried to secure our aid.

  • Secret service men called upon him, And next day he was taken away To a detention camp For alien enemies.

    With the Colors

    Everard Jack Appleton
  • As for Nijinsky, he, with his wife, had been a prisoner in an Austrian detention camp since the beginning of the war.

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten
  • Some of us feared that eighteen months in a detention camp would have stamped their mark on the dancer.

    Interpreters Carl Van Vechten

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