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detach
used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

4 uses
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Definition
to separate something from something else (physically or emotionally)
  • They pulled into the driveway, bouncing a little over the uneven edge where it met the street, and stopped in front of the detached garage.
    p. 201.2
  • Time and again he had stood here with his toes suspended above the dark skin of the river, wondering in a detached way how cold this black water might be, whether he would be strong enough to swim to shore if he fell in.
    p. 259.3
  • Still, when the tape ended, she had forced herself to sit down and count up her affairs—short-lived and long, passionate and detached, bitter and amicable—over the years.
    p. 293.2
  • So Norah had been sitting on the painted floor since early morning, slicing through boxes with an X-Acto knife, lifting out folders full of photographs and negatives and notes, determined to remain detached, to be ruthless, in this process of selection.
    p. 361.4

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