DISENGAGE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISENGAGE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
disengage
 v.  release from something that holds firmly
Classic Sentence: (30 in 3 pages)
1  It was impossible to disengage him otherwise than by lifting the vehicle off of him.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—FATHER FAUCHELEVENT
2  Jean Valjean made no attempt to disengage the hand which grasped the collar of his coat.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—AUTHORITY REASSERTS ITS RIGHTS
3  Even now, he put his hand in his coat-pocket as soon as he could disengage it, and seemed relieved when he had got it safe back.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 59. RETURN
4  It was not love that made him squeeze it and hold on to it so tightly, she sighed frequently and tried to disengage her hands from him.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Eight Block, the businessman - Dismissing the law...
5  Joe scooped his eyes with his disengaged wrist, as if he were bent on gouging himself, but said not another word.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVIII
6  With his disengaged hand he made a menace of striking me, and then looked at me from head to foot.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 13. THE SEQUEL OF MY RESOLUTION
7  I am always disengaged after four or five o'clock, and I have time early in the morning.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
8  Mr. Peggotty, standing with one hand on the gunwale of the boat, and his eyes cast down, put his disengaged hand before his face.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 47. MARTHA
9  She had not even a hope of being asked for it, because she was so successful in society that the idea would never occur to anyone that she had remained disengaged till now.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: Chapter 23
10  She disengaged the letter and began reading it at the end.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 16
11  An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
12  His worship will be disengaged in half a minute.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
13  The jailer took the disengaged hand of Oliver; and, whispering him not to be alarmed, looked on without speaking.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LII
14  I felt the box of matches in my hand being gently disengaged, and other hands behind me plucking at my clothing.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In VI
15  A shadow disengaged itself from the mass and came to the gate.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
Example Sentence:
1  Sally found it difficult to disengage herself from his embrace.
2  She tried to disengage herself from his grip.
3  The number-one rule for being a good colleague is to disengage your emotions from the working relationship.
4  It becomes so overwhelming that I just disengage from the situation, and think my own thoughts.
5  I shall be disengaged on Sunday afternoon.
6  She disengaged the film advance mechanism on the camera.