detach


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The first to break silence was Luscinda, who thus addressed Don Fernando: "Leave me, Senor Don Fernando, for the sake of what you owe to yourself; if no other reason will induce you, leave me to cling to the wall of which I am the ivy, to the support from which neither your importunities, nor your threats, nor your promises, nor your gifts have been able to detach me.
There were about 6,000 cubic yards to detach, so as to dig a hole by which we could descend to the ice-field.
And as if he only felt strength to detach himself by a violent effort from the hand he held, he sprang away, running, while Mme.
Then the figure, from whom she could not detach her eyes, and who appeared more protecting than menacing, took the glass, and walking towards the night-light held it up, as if to test its transparency.
On the other hand, to detach a flying column for the purpose involves the sacrifice of its baggage and stores.