v. free of; rid; remove all of one's clothing
Most secretive of men, let him at last divest himself of secrets, both his and ours.
Sentence in Classic:
Frowning with vexation at the effort necessary to divest himself of his coat and trousers, the prince undressed, sat down heavily on the bed, and appeared to be meditating as he looked contemptuously at his withered yellow legs.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Copperfield, and I had to lay claim to myself, and they had to divest themselves of a preconceived opinion that Traddles was Mr.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
As for you, although we doctors cannot divest our patients of nerves, I fancy you have no further need of me than to recommend you not to allow your imagination to take too wide a field.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
A brief anger had often invested him but he had never been able to make it an abiding passion and had always felt himself passing out of it as if his very body were being divested with ease of some outer skin or peel.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Its expression was now so vivid that for the first time he seemed to see before him the real Lily Bart, divested of the trivialities of her little world, and catching for a moment a note of that eternal harmony of which her beauty was a part.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context