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noun as in dissociation

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“You can borrow that stuff if you want to,” McKenna says, putting a heavy, distancing accent on the word stuff.

Now, Dickie says, the church is distancing itself from the perceived alliance.

During that time, his success mounted but he seemed to be distancing himself from cultural relevance.

I think a psychological distancing from England has played a role, too.

But, astonishingly, rather than distancing themselves from the crisis, Hamas leaders have intensified their engagement in it.

Aware that the Sioux were distancing them, the Pawnee hunters were shouting encouragement to their tribesmen.

It sank in Rhoda like the preaching of an end that was promise of a beginning, and girdled a distancing land of trouble.

This very rarely happens, as he is a crack shot, easily distancing the other competitors.

The heartless master plunged the spurs into his horse's sides, for the dogs were out-distancing him.

The moon has far more majesty when but distancing the tree-tops than when rolling apparently at random through an empty sky.


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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to distancing, such as: break, disconnection, disengagement, disjunction, disunion, and division.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.