He chronicled with patience what he saw, detaching himself from it and tasting its mortifying flavour in secret.
Smiling at the trivial air he raised his eyes to the priest’s face and, seeing in it a mirthless reflection of the sunken day, detached his hand slowly which had acquiesced faintly in the companionship.
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She spoke in a cold, detached manner as though she didn’t care about him any more.
These days, she seems emotionally detached whenever she talks about him.