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detach

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Definition to separate something from something else (physically or emotionally)
  • She spoke in a cold, detached manner as though she didn't care about him any more.
detached = emotionally uninvolved (separated from emotions)
  • Her retina detached from the back of her eye and she had to be rushed into surgery.
  • detached = separated
  • Does the house have an attached or detached garage?
  • detached = separated (not attached)
  • The regiment was detached from the second Brigade and sent to the north.
  • detached = separated
  • These days, she seems emotionally detached whenever she talks about him.
  • detached = separated
  • Numerous bruises along my back and on my face were throbbing, but I felt detached from the pain, as if it wasn't really me feeling it.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • detached = separated
  • Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • detach = separate
  • The red fearless eyes still looked at him, impersonal and unafraid and detached.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • detached = emotionally uninvolved (separated from emotions)
  • Atticus's voice had lost its comfortableness; he was speaking in his arid, detached professional voice.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • detached = emotionally uninvolved
  • I should be scared, I thought with an odd detached feeling, but I'm not.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • detached = emotionally uninvolved (separated from emotions)
  • I feel more detached from life and somehow gentler...... I have some good friends here, but no one who really understands why I am here or what I do.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • detached = separated
  • There, where the island petered out in water, was another island; a rock, almost detached, standing like a fort, facing them across the green with one bold, pink bastion.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • detached = separated
  • Two shadows detached themselves from the gloom as Winnie and Jesse came up.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • detached = separated
  • Instead of his normal detached faraway look, Edwin's eyebrows furrowed with concern.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • detached = emotionally uninvolved (separated from his emotions)
  • he detached her from the company on the terrace, and they were alone together,
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • detached = separated
  • A flame, seemingly detached, swung like an acrobat and licked up the palm heads on the platform.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • detached = separated
  • Listening carefully, detaching his mind from the swing of the sea, Ralph could make out a familiar rhythm.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • detaching = separating
  • Time after time I'd think I'd found a way out, only to wind up in a deep-blue cul-de-sac or stranded atop a detached pillar of ice.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • detached = separated
  • A stain in the darkness, a stain that was Jack, detached itself and began to draw away.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • detached = separated
  • Through the weeks he had cultivated an expression of polite and detached interest, which he would present to her in answer to her most blood-curdling inventions.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
detached = emotionally uninvolved

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