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Quarantine in a Sentence

Examples of quarantine in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of quarantine, followed by 45 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.

quarantine(kwôrˈən-tēnˌ, kwŏrˈ-)

(noun) - isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease

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EXAMPLES - Quarantine in a Sentence

  1. The fish lived for 17 hours in quarantine before expiring. (source)
  2. But Mexico has labelled the quarantine measures "discriminatory". (source)
  3. The sign always struck me as a kind of quarantine, setting the family apart. (source)
  4. -- To-day we entered Malta harbour, to quarantine, which is here very strict. (source)
  5. BEHAR: I love the way you use the word quarantine like they all have swine flu. (source)
  6. My mother was still in quarantine when her husband fell sick with typhoid fever and died. (source)
  7. The whole Lager was placed in quarantine and so completely isolated that not even letters got through. (source)
  8. She is in quarantine at the Blue Reef aquarium in Newquay for a few days and then will be put on display. (source)
  9. The CDC maintains staff at what are called quarantine stations at many airports, including the one in Miami. (source)
  10. The girl in quarantine looks a bit like the girl in the picture on Aladygma. com when she is opening door 211. (source)
  11. Or do we need new "quarantine" - style rules around who can collect our ripples, and what they can do with them? (source)
  12. And there is the hospital quarantine, which is the real thing, because hospitals are expected to do things thoroughly. (source)
  13. "When I first initially heard the word quarantine, we all get that sinking feeling from the nature of the word," he said. (source)
  14. So the general advice is to put the infected files in quarantine for a while you go about your normal computer activities. (source)
  15. Anything in quarantine is safely segregated from the rest of your computer, it cannot run from there, so it can do no harm. (source)
  16. Cinco de Mayo is a much bigger deal in the U.S. than it is in Mexico Canadian students fine with being in Chinese quarantine. (source)
  17. They find Chris, and put him in quarantine, then set about decontaminating the ship ... and preparing for orbital bombardment. (source)
  18. First, I want to know if the public health emergency declaration allows the federal government to invoke any kind of quarantine powers? (source)
  19. This physical isolation resulted in a natural quarantine from the rest of the planet and from a wide assortment of communicable diseases. (source)
  20. So you won't hear that word quarantine used very often, and we are very clumsy between the federal government and the state when we do use it. (source)
  21. If everything continues to run properly after a reasonable period of time (say, about a week or two), then delete the files in quarantine permanently. (source)
  22. The call for a quarantine was a difficult one to make, because a blockade was technically an act of war, and needed caution to avoid a misunderstanding. (source)
  23. The dog was taken into the animal control department's custody for a 14-day period of quarantine, which is standard procedure in these cases, Heron said. (source)
  24. QUESTION: Mr. Leader, can you describe from a medical perspective the idea of quarantine, putting people in this situation, and what you look for, please? (source)
  25. Luck was also invoked by McNamara, who favored the blockade or "quarantine" adopted by JFK, and who like Acheson did not then know about the Soviet tactical nukes. (source)
  26. It recalls memories of President Dwight Eisenhower dispatching federal troops to Little Rock or President John F. Kennedy announcing the naval "quarantine" of Cuba. (source)
  27. KING: Quarantine -- the word quarantine coming from the lips of the president of the United States pretty alarming I think to people who were listening to that today. (source)
  28. Critics said the quarantine was a politically calculated overreaction, but the Hong Kong government has repeatedly defended the measure as necessary to contain the virus. (source)
  29. Some critics say the quarantine was a politically calculated overreaction, but the Hong Kong government has repeatedly defended the measure as necessary to contain the virus. (source)
  30. But that sends a long, a hard message to the local public and to the world when a mayor decides to use the word quarantine, because it sends signals of the actual danger of the flu. (source)
  31. Two of the Sanger brothers fell ill and died almost immediately, leading to the extended family's effective imprisonment euphemistically described as a "quarantine" in their own store. (source)
  32. There's a couple things I say in the book about what Internet service providers can do about the virus problem, such as quarantine machines that have obviously gone sour on the networks. (source)
  33. "Ah, yes, my son, a quarantine is a rule passed by health officials and other authorities to prevent those who are sick with a communicable disease from mingling with those who do not have it." (source)
  34. A group of U.S. students touring China are gaining an experience they had not expected - a second round in quarantine following a positive test of the H1N1 flu virus, a chaperone for the group said. (source)
  35. The people of Waterford would have to pray that the word quarantine would be interpreted to their advantage, and that all who read the sign would assume that the sickness was worse within the town than without. (source)
  36. The officers raised objections: he lost his temper; and by way, both of punishment and precaution, we were ordered to submit to the lesser quarantine, that is to say, to remain prisoners in the roads during three days. (source)
  37. Walking to Elizabeth's office, John couldn't decide whether having a secret alien pet that hadn't so much as glimpsed the inside of a quarantine was a better or worse secret than if Ronon had admitted to being secretly gay. (source)
  38. Kennedy went to the American people and resolutely demanded that the Soviets withdraw the missiles, imposing a naval "quarantine" on the island and massing troops and planes in southern Florida for possible airstrikes or an invasion. (source)
  39. A survey conducted by major Internet portal Sina. com showed that more than 92 percent of 4,263 online users thought the quarantine was a 'necessary preventive method' and had nothing to do with discrimination, the China Daily reported. (source)
  40. Critically, the naval "quarantine" of Cuba announced by President Kennedy as the crisis headed toward its climax was endorsed by a unanimous vote of the Organization of American States, under the hemispheric defense provisions of the Rio Treaty. (source)
  41. The word quarantine, by the way, comes from quaranta, the Italian word for forty, since it was the wealthy Venetians trading with far-off lands who put sick arrivals into segregated areas for forty days, the suspected length of time for smallpox to make itself manifest. (source)
  42. While initial reports didn't indicate anything much new was said by the Representative, who has been calling for a gasoline "quarantine" on Iranians since 2007, audio from the event has just been released that reveals some troubling insights into Kirk's gasoline embargo rationale. (source)
  43. Peter Cordingley, a spokesman for the WHO's Western Pacific office in Manila, Philippines, said that although the WHO didn't have a policy specifically on the kind of quarantine used in Hong Kong, "in general we support any legal measures that reduce the risk of community transmission." (source)
  44. In my view, establishing what he called a quarantine, what the world thought of as a blockade, and preventing if you will the Soviet Union from placing nuclear missiles in Cuba, that was certainly self-defense, it was certainly anticipatory self - defense, it was certainly preventative, and we were very close to a crisis of historic proportions. (source)
  45. The level with the Flood in the quarantine was a mere 20% of a "gargantuan, sprawling level that was meticulously built and hand-constructed, but that could never, ever have shipped in any engine," said Butcher - and those sorts of cutbacks were endemic of a troubled, disorganized, chaotic development cycle in which entire features and levels had to be tossed out in order to desperately make the ship date. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 45 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "quarantine" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.


We have 6 synonyms for quarantine.

detention, lazaretto, seclusion, segregation, separation, sequestration


We have 7 antonyms for quarantine.

combine, desegregate, free, join, let go, release, unite


Pronunciation: (kwôrˈən-tēnˌ, kwŏrˈ-)

Syllabification: quar-an-tine


View up to 25 definitions of quarantine from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) A period of time during which a vehicle, person, or material suspected of carrying a contagious disease is detained at a port of entry under enforced isolation to prevent disease from entering a country.
  2. (noun) A place for such detention.
  3. (noun) Enforced isolation or restriction of free movement imposed to prevent the spread of contagious disease.
  4. (noun) A condition of enforced isolation.
  5. (noun) A period of 40 days.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) A desert in which Christ fasted for 40 days according to the Bible
  2. (noun) A grace period of 40 days during which a widow has the right to remain in her dead husband's home, regardless of the inheritance
  3. (noun) A sanitary measure to prevent the spread of a contagious plague by isolating those believed to be infected.
  4. (noun) Such official detention of a ship at or off port due to suspicion that it may be carrying a contagious disease aboard.
  5. (noun) A certain place for isolating persons suspected of suffering from a contagious disease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) A space of forty days; -- used of Lent.
  2. (noun) Specifically, the term, originally of forty days, during which a ship arriving in port, and suspected of being infected a malignant contagious disease, is obliged to forbear all intercourse with the shore; hence, such restraint or inhibition of intercourse; also, the place where infected or prohibited vessels are stationed.
  3. (noun) The period of forty days during which the widow had the privilege of remaining in the mansion house of which her husband died seized.
  4. (verb-transitive) To compel to remain at a distance, or in a given place, without intercourse, when suspected of having contagious disease; to put under, or in, quarantine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (noun) Aperiod of forty days.
  2. (noun) A term, originally of forty days, but now of varying length according to the exigencies of the case, during which a ship arriving in port and known or suspected to be infected with a malignant contagious disease is obliged to for-bear all intercourse with the place where she arrives.
  3. (noun) The enforced isolation of individuals and certain objects coming, whether by sea or by land, from a place where dangerous communicable disease is presumably or actually present, with a view to limiting the spread of the malady.
  4. (noun) Hence, by extension: The isolation of any person suffering or convalescing from acute contagious disease.
  5. (noun) The isolation of a dwelling or of a town or district in which a contagious disease exists.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) isolation to prevent the spread of infectious disease
  2. (noun) enforced isolation of patients suffering from a contagious disease in order to prevent the spread of disease
  3. (verb) place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons