detachment


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the act or process of detaching

dissociation from one's surroundings or worldly affairs

a group of people organized for a particular purpose

a unit of troops on special assignment

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avoiding emotional involvement

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the act of releasing from an attachment or connection

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the state of being isolated or detached

a small unit of troops of special composition

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David Stuart and his detachment, had produced a striking effect on affairs at Astoria.
Allow me to remain with Prince Bagration's detachment.
If a tenth part of his detachment returns I shall thank God," he added as if speaking to himself.
That is why I beg to be sent to that detachment," he said.
He saw the colonel greet his junior in command of the advance detachment, and then he saw him turn toward Bertha Kircher who was standing a few paces behind the captain.
Colonel Capell had, through a desire to personally observe the stretch of country between the camp of the advance detachment and the base, decided to march back his troops.
And with which detachment will Monsieur Tarzan ride?
And so it was that Lieutenant Gernois and Tarzan rode off side by side at the head of the little detachment of SPAHIS.
At last the valley was submerged in shadow Tarzan was too proud to go back to camp until he had given the detachment ample time to return to the valley, which he thought was to have been their rendezvous.
The country is more or less familiar with the history of that garrison, particularly with the slaughter by the Sioux of a detachment of eighty-one men and officers--not one escaping--through disobedience of orders by its commander, the brave but reckless Captain Fetterman.
He was in command of a detachment of men constituting a picket-guard.
On the first of November Barbicane quitted Tampa Town with a detachment of workmen; and on the following day the whole town of huts was erected round Stones Hill.
As the whole stream turned at once, Barnaby and Hugh went with it: and so, fighting and struggling and trampling on fallen men and being trampled on in turn themselves, they and the whole mass floated by degrees into the open street, where a large detachment of the Guards, both horse and foot, came hurrying up; clearing the ground before them so rapidly that the people seemed to melt away as they advanced.
It was not without its method, however; for, in a very short space of time after being put in motion, the crowd had resolved itself into three great parties, and were prepared, as had been arranged, to cross the river by different bridges, and make for the House of Commons in separate detachments.
At once it occurred to Mills that this eccentric youngster was the very person for what the legitimist sympathizers had very much at heart just then: to organize a supply by sea of arms and ammunition to the Carlist detachments in the South.