- non·de·tach·ment, noun
- pre·de·tach·ment, noun
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How to use detachment in a sentence
There’s little research on the best ways to use digital media during a pandemic and unprecedented levels of social detachment, but in my experience with coaching individuals virtually, the more present you can be for the conversation, the better.
There is a peace about Aaron Rodgers now, a feeling different from his normal vibe of cool detachment.Aaron Rodgers, entering a showdown with Tom Brady, has gone from chippy to chill | Jerry Brewer | January 22, 2021 | Washington Post
You need psychological detachment from the source of the stress.Stressed out? Video games can help—if you follow these tips. | Stan Horazek | January 20, 2021 | Popular-Science
My complete acknowledgment of the loss almost 20 years later helps me understand my detachment from society and people at times.
At first, Glenda found Varahn to be reserved, but she soon realized that what she had mistaken for detachment was simply Varahn’s way of taking in her new surroundings.“We Don’t Even Know Who Is Dead or Alive”: Trapped Inside an Assisted Living Facility During the Pandemic | by Ava Kofman | November 30, 2020 | ProPublica
The pontiff blasts the selfishness, arrogance and detachment of the cardinals in Rome.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s' | Barbie Latza Nadeau | December 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A detachment of six volunteers, led by Lt. Alexandre Rosenberg, planned to stop the train at Aulnay, in the suburbs of Paris.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole | Anne Sinclair | October 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
No because I want to preserve as much as possible my detachment and impartiality.U.N. Gaza Investigator: 'Anti-Israel' Label Is a 'Slur' | Gideon Resnick | August 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But this detachment gives the biography a dutiful, going-through-the-motions tone.
That sense of detachment from the caprices of Mother Nature is pretty unique in human history.
Bidding a young bank manager take charge of the detachment, Frank led the newcomer rapidly to headquarters.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
In each case the tiny detachment discovered blackened walls and unburied corpses.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
A double detachment of soldiers was already there, with orders to support him in case of resistance.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Presently tea was brought, but even then she preserved, smiling, her soft but complete detachment.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
Some armed vessels were, however, speedily despatched from Rio, and a detachment of militia from St. Paul's.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
British Dictionary definitions for detachment
indifference to other people or to one's surroundings; aloofness
freedom from self-interest or bias; disinterest
the act of disengaging or separating something
the condition of being disengaged or separated; disconnection
the separation of a small unit from its main body, esp of ships or troops
the unit so detached
Canadian a branch office of a police force
logic the rule whereby the consequent of a true conditional statement, given the truth of its antecedent, may be asserted on its own: See also modus ponens
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