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  • He dissociated himself from the organization.
  • You shouldn’t dissociate the woman from her votes.
  • Acids dissociate to give hydrogen ions.
  • "Before we begin our session, I feel it’s important to remind you that although you’ve developed a friendship with the so-called Akron AWOL, it’s in your best interests to dissociate yourself from him."
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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  • For a moment, I feel strangely dissociated from my body—I can see myself propped on the steering wheel, my body a broken wreck.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Some PTSD victims go into a dissociative state if the stressor is severe enough, and if it’s repeated.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • The telephone rang so long I’d drifted off into a dissociated fog when suddenly the line clicked on, easy American voice sounding fresh off the beach in Santa Cruz: "Good morning, American Consulate of the Netherlands, how may I help you?"
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • How, then, were they dissociated?
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Mr. Wopsle had greatly alarmed me more than once, by his blowing and hard breathing; but I knew the sounds by this time, and could dissociate them from the object of pursuit.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • "For gracious sake say something else besides ’indeed,’ or you’ll fidget me to death," said Miss Pross: whose character (dissociated from stature) was shortness.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities

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  • But the rope dragged me, wobbling and balancing, so rapidly I couldn’t hope to dissociate myself from it halfway.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Once, a client who’d been abused had dissociated so massively that Lacy was worried she would not be able to reach her again and bring her back in time to push.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • [1] Empedocles taught, as Dante may have learned from Aristotle, that Love and Hate were the forces by which the elements of which the world is composed were united and dissociated.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • It’s like they touch us, not with sight or sense, but like the stream from a hose touches you, the stream at the instant of impact as dissociated from the nozzle as though it had never been there.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • He lives dissociated from mechanical time.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Two of the men reported severe dissociative trance like states during which violent and bizarre behavior was seen, while the other two reported less severe, and perhaps less well-organized, amnesiac episodes.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • The Baron advanced another step into the antechamber, noting how the men moved back, clearing a subtle space around Nefud, dissociating themselves from the object of wrath.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The latter was the eternal, living principle or soul in him; and in sleep, being for the time dissociated from the characterizing mind, which at other times employed it for its outer vehicle or agent, it spontaneously sought escape from the scorching contiguity of the frantic thing, of which, for the time, it was no longer an integral.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • As she still stood looking fixedly at me, a twitching or throbbing, from which I could not dissociate the idea of pain, came into that cruel mark; and lifted up the corner of her lip as if with scorn, or with a pity that despised its object.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I tried to dissociate the taste of the tap water from the sight of the brains and the general odor of preservatives and disinfectants.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • When was sciolism ever dissociated from laxity?
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • And during the few minutes of passion that followed I was able to dissociate myself from the present.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • A difficulty of arranging their lips in this crude exposure to public scrutiny, an inability to balance their heads, and to dissociate self-consciousness from their features, was apparent in them, and showed that they were genuine country girls, unaccustomed to many eyes.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • It may seem strange to some man, that has not well weighed these things; that Nature should thus dissociate, and render men apt to invade, and destroy one another: and he may therefore, not trusting to this Inference, made from the Passions, desire perhaps to have the same confirmed by Experience.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • The sight of the little madeleine had recalled nothing to my mind before I tasted it; perhaps because I had so often seen such things in the interval, without tasting them, on the trays in pastry-cooks’ windows, that their image had dissociated itself from those Combray days to take its place among others more recent; perhaps because of those memories, so long abandoned and put out of mind, nothing now survived, everything was scattered; the forms of things, including that of the…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • Thought of Stewart dissociated itself from thought of the other cowboys.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • This may not work for everyone; dissociating from misery may be wise.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • And I do not dissociate myself from them.
    Winston Churchill  --  Their Finest Hour
  • We dissociate the mind from the lower levels, send it back to the womb, and let it pretend it’s being born to a new life all over again.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Hema’s thoughts became dissociated, as if they were no longer hers but instead were elegant copperplate scrolling before her in a dream.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • His mother came near, her face strangely sorrowful and brooding, incongruous somehow, dissociated completely from her task of carrying a platter of soup.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • She had concluded he would never wholly dissociate himself from this West; and as he would visit it now and then, she had already begun forming plans of her own.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • All except for Dr. Blobb and his servant, who had dissociated themselves from the hassle at the very outset, proclaimed in loud voices that they were British subjects, and even from time to time "ventured to sing certain of the more improving of our Church hymns."
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • He could scarcely dissociate them from the present, for the bitter-sweet smell of tree and bush, the almost inaudible sigh of breeze, the opening and shutting of the great white stars in the blue dome, the silence, the sense of the invisible void beneath him—all were thought-provoking parts of that past of which nothing could ever be forgotten.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • Everybody’s better than I am," Ender said, trying to dissociate himself from her contempt for the boys who would, after all, be his near bunkmates.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Dissociative identity disorder is extremely rare, but yes, it’s real.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • Just now (but this cannot last, she thought, dissociating herself from the moment while they were all talking about boots) just now she had reached security; she hovered like a hawk suspended; like a flag floated in an element of joy which filled every nerve of her body fully and sweetly, not noisily, solemnly rather, for it arose, she thought, looking at them all eating there, from husband and children and friends; all of which rising in this profound stillness (she was helping…
    Virginia Woolf  --  To the Lighthouse
  • Monseigneur, as a class, had dissociated himself from the phenomenon of his not being appreciated: of his being so little wanted in France, as to incur considerable danger of receiving his dismissal from it, and this life together.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Peter could have been dissociating for several hours.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I believe that he was in a dissociative state.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Dissociative identity disorder.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • In fact, I can’t think of clearer proof that Peter was still dissociating at that moment.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Do you mean that a person in a dissociative state could drive a car?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • ’I thought Peter was in a dissociated state,’ she said.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Suddenly I wanted to dissociate myself from Joan completely.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Dissociative identity disorder wasn’t even in her dictionary, let alone on her radar.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • In your opinion, when did Peter slip into this dissociative state?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • I pull up old files by accident on my computer all the time,’ Jordan said, ’but I don’t go into a dissociative state.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The email triggered a dissociative state, and when he went to Sterling High and fired shots, he was completely unaware of what he was doing.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • How long can a dissociative state last?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
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