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
The latest series of exercises began on Monday as a detachment of Chinese naval vessels entered Russia’s far-eastern port of Vladivostok and were greeted by an artillery salute, the Russian military said.
According to Wendy Wu at The South China Morning Post, in 1966, at the start of China’s Cultural Revolution in which historic artifacts and relics were destroyed, a detachment of the Red Guard smashed the tombs in the graveyard.
Such passive detachment between cause (in this case, socialist policies) and effect (mass misery and starvation) is rarely found when the Times reports on, say, Republican economic policy.
Or else, that obsessive computer use would be deadening, sucking humans into narcotic detachment.
The job of those storied hosts was to go to bed with as many Americans as possible each weeknight, which called for a certain kind of generically American appeal, and also a certain detachment.
Press conferences from the scientists ranged from dry detachment to completely unconfined excitement, and the public was along for all of it.
For the sub-retinal surgery PRIMA requires, these risks include retinal detachment, bleeding and scarring.
Given the growing number of retinal detachments coming to light, Turner wonders if there are other consequences of stem-cell injections that have not been reported.
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First Known Use of detachment
Synonymsdisinterest, disinterestedness, equity, evenhandedness, fair-mindedness, fairness, impartiality, justice, neutralism, neutrality, nonpartisanship, objectiveness, objectivity
Antonymsbias, favor, favoritism, nonobjectivity, one-sidedness, partiality, partisanship, prejudice
Related Wordsapathy, indifference, unconcern; broad-mindedness, open-mindedness, tolerance; fence-sitting, straddling
Near Antonymschauvinism, nepotism; subjectiveness, subjectivity; bent, inclination, leaning, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, propensity, tendency; preconception, prejudgment
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Definition of detachment for Students
- He maintained an air of cool detachment.
- He judged the dispute with detachment.
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