Definition of Detaining:
7. That in many cases mild mechanical restraint tends less to irritate, and generally less to exhaust the patient, than the act of detaining him by manual strength, or forcing him into a place of seclusion, and leaving him at liberty to throw himself violently about for hours together.- "Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles", Daniel Hack Tuke.
- "Smoke Bellew", Jack London.
- "The Firm of Girdlestone", Arthur Conan Doyle.