detachment[ dih-tach-muhnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF detachment
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Her detachment had impressed Chief Inspector Heat all along.
His example was followed by Torres, who commanded the other detachment.
This composite body of troops has been called Geddes's Detachment.
"There's a detachment moving in there from the south," said the Governor.
When the detachment arrived, nothing was left for them but plunder.
Naturally, the art is the detachment and the lesson is in the perfect representation.
The detachment of the King's guards returned to the Tuileries.
The detachment on duty there accompanied the prefect and the colonel as a guard of honour.
Roudier commanded the detachment remaining in the courtyard.
On the 25th of August, 1636, the detachment sailed from Boston.
1660s, "action of detaching," from French détachement (17c.), from détacher (see detach). Meaning "portion of a military force" is from 1670s; that of "aloofness from objects or circumstances" is from 1798.