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 Meanings and Examples of DETACHED
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detached
 a.  emotionally removed; calm and objective; apart from others; separate
Classic Sentence: (109 in 8 pages)
1  As her young brown head detached itself against the patch-work cushion that habitually framed his wife's gaunt countenance, Ethan had a momentary shock.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In V
2  Swiftly, he dropped the hat to the floor and, reaching up, detached her arms from his neck.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
3  From the group one man detached himself and looked toward her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
4  But what especially struck him was the way in which she detached herself, by a hundred undefinable shades, from the persons who most abounded in her own style.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
5  The baby, feeling herself detached from her habitual anchorage, made an instinctive motion of resistance; but the soothing influences of digestion prevailed, and Lily felt the soft weight sink trustfully against her breast.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
6  One by one she had detached herself from the baser possibilities, and she saw that nothing now remained to her but the emptiness of renunciation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
7  But after detached brown years in boarding-houses, Vida was hungry for housework, for the most pottering detail of it.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
8  Silently obeying the order, the three harpooneers now stood with the detached iron part of their harpoons, some three feet long, held, barbs up, before him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
9  Seen in advance of all the other indications, the puffs of vapour they spouted, seemed their forerunning couriers and detached flying outriders.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
10  At times, when closely pursued, he will disgorge what are supposed to be the detached arms of the squid; some of them thus exhibited exceeding twenty and thirty feet in length.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. Squid.
11  Tall spouts were seen to leeward; and two boats, Stubb's and Flask's, were detached in pursuit.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 73. Stubb and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then ...
12  It seemed formed of detached white vapours, rising and falling something like the spouts of the whales; only they did not so completely come and go; for they constantly hovered, without finally disappearing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
13  Now, though such great bodies are at times encountered, yet, as must have been seen, even at the present day, small detached bands are occasionally observed, embracing from twenty to fifty individuals each.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
14  Regiments and brigades, broken and detached through their encounters with thickets, grew together again and lines were faced toward the pursuing bark of the enemy's infantry.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 16
15  The detached battle between the four regiments lasted for some time.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 22
Example Sentence:
1  One of the panels had become detached from the main structure.
2  Try to take a more detached view.
3  I have detached the watch from the chain.
4  They detached their trailer and set up camp.
5  A number of men were detached to guard the right flank.
6  A psychoanalyst must maintain a detached point of view and stay uninvolved with his or her patients' personal lives.
7  Mr. Khodorkovsky recounted with a detached humor how, in the hours after a surprising clemency from his nemesis, President Vladimir V. Putin, he was awakened at 2 a.m.
8  She gazed at the body with almost clinical detachment.
9  The oft-quoted example of Nero playing the violin as Rome burned shows the Emperor's detachment from reality.
10  The detachment of the main force was ambushed by the enemy.
11  He tried to detach the link from chain.
12  He stares detachedly into the middle distance, towards nothing in particular.
13  The bag comes with detachable straps.
14  The handle is detachable from the bag.