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detach
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

3 uses
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Definition
to separate something from something else (physically or emotionally)
  • They could then see the faint summer fogs in layers, woolly, level, and apparently no thicker than counterpanes, spread about the meadows in detached remnants of small extent.
    3 — The Rally (60% in)
  • XXVII An up-hill and down-hill ride of twenty-odd miles through a garish mid-day atmosphere brought him in the afternoon to a detached knoll a mile or two west of Talbothays, whence he again looked into that green trough of sappiness and humidity, the valley of the Var or Froom.
    4 — The Consequence (21% in)
  • It was a city of detached mansions; a Mediterranean lounging-place on the English Channel; and as seen now by night it seemed even more imposing than it was.
    7 — Fulfilment (29% in)

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