Sentence Examples


  • I thought you were involved in drugs or contraband of some sort... you were so secretive.
  • The trade was contraband, and the opium was bought by the Chinese from depot ships at the ports.
  • 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.
  • The British government had no desire to place obstacles in the way of a belligerent desiring to take reasonable precautions in order to prevent the enemy from receiving supplies, but they insisted that the right of taking such precautions did not imply a " consequential right to intercept at any distance from the scene of operations and without proof that the supplies in question were really destined for use of the enemy's forces, any articles which that belligerent might determine to regard as contraband of war."