arresting

adjective
ar·rest·ing | \ ə-ˈres-tiŋ \

Definition of arresting 

: catching the attention : striking, impressive an arresting image

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Other words from arresting

arrestingly \-tiŋ-lē \ adverb

Examples of arresting in a Sentence

an arresting film about tribal traditions in Africa at seven feet tall, he's an arresting figure in any crowd

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Rather than arranging a ride home for the passenger, the arresting officer took the very intoxicated McMillan to a hotel. Tom Jackman, chicagotribune.com, "In police sexual misconduct case, Michigan woman sues officer she accused of assault," 13 July 2018 Rather than arranging a ride home for the passenger, the arresting officer took the very intoxicated McMillan to a hotel. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "In police sexual misconduct case, Michigan woman sues officer she accused of assault," 13 July 2018 Duran did not respond to follow-up questions, such as why the woman was being detained or whether the arresting officer was still on active duty. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "Video shows Tempe officer dragging woman from car," 5 July 2018 The Dreamchasers artist's original arresting officer has been at the center of a massive law enforcement corruption scandal in Philadelphia. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Meek Mill Files New Appeal to Have Judge Brinkley Removed From His Case," 28 June 2018 Toscha Sponsler, 33, slips out of her handcuffs in a police vehicle in Lufkin and steals it while the arresting officers are searching her belongings. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "Dad says son bragged about stealing cop's gun, burglarizing cars — so he called 911 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 25 Apr. 2018 Following a flash of Paolo Veronese’s Wedding at Cana, the clip comes to its most arresting image and perhaps, most significant reference: Portrait d’une Femme Noire (Portrait of a Black Woman). Peter Mikelbank, PEOPLE.com, "Inside Beyoncé and JAY-Z's 'Apes—': A Guide to All the Art in the Epic Music Video," 20 June 2018 Worse yet for the MPD, one of the arresting officers, Erik Andrade, is accused of going on Facebook while, or shortly after, Brown was detained to post about Brown. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Inside Sterling Brown’s compelling lawsuit against the Milwaukee Police Department and City of Milwaukee," 19 June 2018 One of the most arresting trailers from E3 was for The Last of Us Part II, the sequel to Naughty Dog’s beloved post-apocalyptic action game. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "The 10 biggest stories of E3 2018," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of arresting

1792, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jul 2018

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The first known use of arresting was in 1792

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