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detach
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • Far ahead, she saw the figures of men standing by the engine-and above them, hanging detached in the sky, the red light of a signal.
  • He noted-as if some part of him were watching his reactions with detached curiosity-that his smile and his sudden sense of gaiety were real.
  • The same sense of detached unconcern remained with him while he sat in a Philadelphia courtroom and watched men perform the motions which were to grant him his divorce.
  • Hanging detached in space, there were the lights of the valley below them, the red breath of Stockton’s foundry above, and the lighted string of windows of Mulligan’s house, like a railroad car imbedded in the sky.
  • The confident skill of his movements, his manner of firing, with no time wasted to take aim, but with the kind of casual abruptness that never misses a target, made him look like a hero of Western legend-and Rearden watched him with detached, impersonal pleasure, as if the battle of the mills were not his any longer, but he could still enjoy the sight of the competence and certainty with which men of that distant age had once combatted evil.
  • The great mind detached from any concern with the body ." She chuckled, "The bracelet ." she said, with the still look that made it sound as if the words were dropped accidentally out of the torrent in her mind.

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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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