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divest
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
separate something from a person or firm — such as to sell, or take, or remove
  • Dr. Sprague, who was considered the physician of most "weight," though Dr. Minchin was usually said to have more "penetration," divested his large heavy face of all expression, and looked at his wine-glass while Lydgate was speaking.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (33% in)
  • And Mr. Casaubon's immediate desire was not for divine communion and light divested of earthly conditions; his passionate longings, poor man, clung low and mist-like in very shady places.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (97% in)

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