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detach
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
to separate something from something else (physically or emotionally)
  • 'The landscape has been rearranged since yesterday: more pieces of detached metal sheeting than before, more uprooted trees.
    p. 267.1
  • She didn't say this angrily, but in a detached, matter-of-fact voice, as if she was a bystander, someone on the sidelines; as if Jimmy and the chore of taking care of him, and his unsatisfactory father, and the scufflings between her and him, and the increasingly heavy baggage of all their lives, had nothing to do with her.
    p. 52.4
  • He wasn't including himself in this question: his tone was one of detached but not very strong interest, as if he were conducting a survey of people's less attractive personal habits, such as nose-picking.
    p. 167.4

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