Sentence Examples


  • The trade was contraband, and the opium was bought by the Chinese from depot ships at the ports.
  • I thought you were involved in drugs or contraband of some sort... you were so secretive.
  • No estimate can be made of the contraband, which must have been large.
  • On the other, the complaint is based on the " interference " with neutral trade, which means the stoppage and search of vessels to ascertain whether they have contraband of any kind on board or not.
  • This state of things, it was plain, must continue as long as the trade was only a contraband commerce, involving merely pecuniary penalties.