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Here, then, is a statement of facts, divested of all emotion or sensationalism.

A moment I laid her on the bench, whilst I divested myself of my cloak.

I had divested myself of my monk's habit, and cut away the cowl from Madonna's.

He had divested himself of his robes, and looked the younger for the change.

Such of her pleasures as had not been taken from her were divested of all their charm.

In two words, he was a "bold bad" man, divested equally of fear and feeling.

Divested of this extraneous business, the matter is a most simple one.

Divested of fabulous narration, its history is briefly as follows.

Father Hennepin often divested himself of his clothes, bound them upon his head, and swam across these streams.

Skin him and he would not be larger than an old male tiger also divested of his hide.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, devest (modern spelling is c.1600), from Middle French devester "strip of possessions," from Old French desvestir, from des- "away" (see dis-) + vestir "to clothe" (see vest (v.)).

The figurative sense of "strip of possessions" is earliest in English; reflexive sense of "to strip oneself of" is from c.1600. Economic sense (implied in divestment) is from 1955. Related: Divested; divesting.

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