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Hereupon, just as the two ladies were detaching themselves, Mrs.
Sherlock Holmes had, in a very remarkable degree, the power of detaching his mind at will.
Look at that young lady with the white beads round her head," whispered Catherine, detaching her friend from James.
The sorcerer, having climbed to the right place, worked so vigorously that he succeeded in detaching the anchor, and the latter, violently jerked, at that moment, by the start of the balloon, caught the rascal between the limbs, and carried him off astride of it through the air.
He said all this slowly, detaching statement from statement with a little awkward silence, and he kept his kind, foolish eyes fixed on mine.
She approached, without uttering a syllable, the victim who writhed in a vain effort to escape her, and detaching a gourd from her girdle, she raised it gently to the parched lips of the miserable man.
Duty has the virtue of making us feel the reality of a positive world, while at the same time detaching us from it.