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Word: detached

Definition: emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment


Sentences Containing 'detached'

"Hull" was detached on the west coast, and the Great White Fleet continued on its cruise, showing the flag around the world.
"Volunteer" detached from the convoy later that day to return to the Clyde.
And the rich fullness of line arrangement, although rather excessive, seen detached, is in keeping with the sumptuous luxuriance the Venetian loved so well to express.
Assigned duty in connection with fitting out , he was detached in January 1921 before the commissioning of that submarine.
At Ashford a portion from Sandwich, Deal and Dover was attached/detached, likewise a Brighton portion at Redhill.
at Romorantin Aerodrome, and there, practically all of the pilots and observers were detached from the Squadron.
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.
COMPHIBLANT also included Amphibious Training, an Amphibious Air Control Group, a Naval Beach Group, a Detached Group, and a Mediterranean Group.
Detached from the "Nevada" in January 1939, Bowser was transferred to San Diego, California.
Detached groups of RONA men rushed into flats, expelled their residents, and shot old persons and those reluctant to leave the rooms.
During the course of that war, Rome granted those privileges to the greater part of them, one by one, and in proportion as they detached themselves from the general confederacy.
Edmond rose again, but this time his legs did not tremble, and his sight was clear; he went to a corner of his dungeon, detached a stone, and with it knocked against the wall where the sound came.
En route, "Badger" was detached from the task group to proceed to Luzon independently.
Exactly how the train cars became detached and began to roll from Alnabru is still a mystery.
Gilbert had mentally detached himself from Racer X during the final shows.
He published several detached sermons, including: He also assisted in writing a "History of Egypt".
Highrise building is systematically detached from a resource-true approach.
If the tool becomes detached from the wireline, then it will fall back down the drillstring.
In 1884, the Archdeaconry of Nottingham was detached to form a part of the new Diocese of Southwell.
In 1940 the squadron was detached from the 43rd Division to become a part of I Army Corps, Aviation.
In mycology, a nurse cell is any hyphae that supplies food material to spores that have detached from the basidia; used especially in reference to taxa from the family Sclerodermataceae.
In the center of the cell, in a circle traced with a fragment of plaster detached from the wall, sat a man whose tattered garments scarcely covered him.
It is a prosperous residential area, with a mixture of flats and detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, often compared with Uccle ("Ukkel" in Dutch), another affluent Brussels municipality, and the 14th or 17th arrondissement in Paris.
July 15, 1779, Captain Champion was detached from his old regiment and appointed Acting Major of the First Battalion Light Brigade.
Knowest thou not that as the foot is no more a foot if detached from the body, so thou in like case art no longer a Man?
Mr. Bingley and Jane were standing together, a little detached from the rest, and talked only to each other.
Of the 88 households, 76 are owner occupied and 67 are detached dwellings.
On 15 January, having been detached from the oiler, "Wesson" returned to San Pedro Bay, Leyte.
Pete Campbell, having moved to the suburbs, begins to become more and more detached from his life and starts missing the big city.
Private houses, many fully detached, usually have sizeable gardens, garages and cellars.
Seen in advance of all the other indications, the puffs of vapour they spouted, seemed their forerunning couriers and detached flying outriders.
She was detached from this duty and anchored off Cape Sudest 21 December.
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.
Soon afterwards the day began to dawn, and he softly detached himself from the clasping hand, and cautiously looked out again.
Tall spouts were seen to leeward; and two boats, Stubb's and Flask's, were detached in pursuit.
The 60th TCG, however, was detached, supporting the Berlin Airlift from other bases.
The drag chute door detached and fell from the orbiter at main engine ignition.
The farm associated with the castle was detached and administered separately as an agricultural school, "Landwirtschaftliches Zentrum Ebenrain".
The reason for the detached nature of D-block is that it was once part of Wentworth College.
The regiment was later detached for garrison duty in Frederick on September 3.
The regiment was sent detached as part of the garrison of Nashville, where it stayed for 9 months.
The six semi-detached houses and pathways are laid out in the form of a Victoria Cross.
The spores expand in size somewhat after being detached from the basidia.
The tail can be detached completely at this point, or left attached for presentation purposes.
The typical type of housing for the area is detached and semi-detached, with a few flats.
There were 104 dwellings, of which 54 were detached.
There were two main variations, those with straight backs and those with detached backs.
This baby was one of twins; and I may remark here that I hardly ever, in all my experience of the family, saw both the twins detached from Mrs. Micawber at the same time.
Warmth is now achievable but it is now detached from the device, not only physically but socioeconomically.
When pieces of sponge become detached they may later reattach themselves to the substrate.

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