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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • 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.

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