He saw that it was she, with her pretenses, who was the child, and the detached and fearless Leora who was mature, mistress of a real world.
Of course my work—I’m taking my Doctor of Philosophy degree in English—" She made it sound as though she were taking her earldom—"it’s rather dry and detached.
You know, I mean all the crazy things I say in my lectures, but let us now forget being earnest, let us drink, let us sing ’Der Graf von Luxemburg,’ let us detach exquisite girls from their escorts, let us discuss the joys of ’Die Meistersinger,’ which only I appreciate!
If I had my way I’d be doing research—oh, not this cold detached stuff of Gottlieb but really practical work—and then I’d have some fellow like Sondelius take my results and jam ’cause down people’s throats, and I’d make them and their cattle and their tabby-cats healthy whether they wanted to be or not, that’s what I’d do!
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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.