Examples of detachment in a Sentence
I wish the article had approached the issue with a bit more detachment.
The form is perforated to make detachment of the bottom section easier.
A detachment of soldiers was called to assist the police.
Recent Examples of detachment from the Web
Based on the three episodes Showtime made available, that wasn’t enough to approximate the texture of Mr. St. Aubyn’s work — the way pathos, for better or worse, peeks through the cracks of his comic-splenetic detachment.
His mother, Eleanor (Jennifer Jason Leigh, in another of the long line of impervious eccentrics she's spent a career playing), is herself a study of detachment, either oblivious to her son's pain or, more chillingly, choosing not to see it.
In keeping with his perspective, the second edition of the DSM, the DSM-II, published in 1952, defined autism as a psychiatric condition—a form of childhood schizophrenia marked by a detachment from reality.
The detachment is named after Monaco's uncle, who was killed in Korea.
The detachment from civilization is pronounced in its stillness, the kind of digital detox that pundits like to promote but few ever experience.
The needs of middle schoolers — prone to bullying, rebellion and detachment from family -- have taken center stage as Broward officials brainstorm ways to prevent another school shooting.
These aspects of the Jewish historian’s work have dropped away, partly under the pressure of modern conceptions of scholarly detachment, and partly thanks to a greater confidence in the right of Jews to have their story told.
But this intentional detachment has allowed McMahon to meticulously hone his shape-shifting sound, which culminates in Amen Dunes’s fifth album, Freedom—out today and easily one of the best records of 2018.
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DETACHMENT Defined for English Language Learners
: lack of emotion or of personal interest
: the act or process of separating something from a larger thing
: a condition in which something has become separated from something else
DETACHMENT Defined for Kids
- He maintained an air of cool detachment.
- He judged the dispute with detachment.
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