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used in The Adventures of Augie March

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to separate something from something else (physically or emotionally)
  • Mr. Renling didn't seem to care and played his cards or ivories, truly detached and passionless.
    Chapter 8 (28% in)
  • Arthur Einhorn had come from Champaign for his grandfather's funeral and sat at the table in detached college elegance, hand in his woolly intellectual hair, taking it easy in the expected family folly of such an occasion; he was engaging and witty, though not youthful in appearance—he had lines in his cheeks already—despite his raccoon coat that was lying on the buffet with a beret dropped on it.
    Chapter 6 (84% in)

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