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detach
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
to separate something from something else (physically or emotionally)
  • After walking about a quarter of a mile, they stopped before a detached house surrounded by a wall: to the top of which, Toby Crackit, scarcely pausing to take breath, climbed in a twinkling.
    Chapter 22 — The Burglary (57% in)
  • He lighted his lantern from that which Monks had detached from the rope, and now carried in his hand; and making no effort to prolong the discourse, descended in silence, followed by his wife.
    Chapter 38 — Containing an Account of What Passed Between Mr. and Mrs.... (95% in)
  • But, these were the mere wanderings of a mind unable wholly to detach itself from old companions and associations, though enabled to fix itself steadily on one object, and resolved not to be turned aside by any consideration.
    Chapter 44 — The Time Arrives for Nancy to Redeem Her Pledge to Rose.... (8% in)
  • In an upper room of one of these houses—a detached house of fair size, ruinous in other respects, but strongly defended at door and window: of which house the back commanded the ditch in manner already described—there were assembled three men, who, regarding each other every now and then with looks expressive of perplexity and expectation, sat for some time in profound and gloomy silence.
    Chapter 50 — The Pursuit and Escape (16% in)

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