Sentence Examples


  • No estimate can be made of the contraband, which must have been large.
  • 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.
  • CHOUANS (a Bas-Breton word signifying screech-owls), the name applied to smugglers and dealers in contraband salt, who rose in insurrection in the west of France at the time of the Revolution and joined the royalists of La Vendee.
  • Portugal observed neutrality on the outbreak of the AngloBoer War, but the permission it conceded to the British consul at Lourenco Marques to search for contraband of war among goods imported there, and the free passage accorded to an armed force under General Carrington from Beira through Portuguese territory to Rhodesia, were vehemently attacked in the Press and at public meetings.