Detachment in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Detachment

(uncountable) The action of detaching; separation. | (uncountable) The state of being detached or disconnected; insulation. | (uncountable) Indifference to the concerns of others; disregard; nonchalance; aloofness.

Short Example Sentences for Detachment

  • 1. He came over with a detachment of cavalry. 🔊
  • 2. She has essentially the strength and detachment of genius. 🔊
  • 3. The detachment got away without being further molested. 🔊
  • 4. Rastatz, see my detachment round, and then follow. 🔊
  • 5. There was also that look of angelic detachment from the things of earth. 🔊
  • 6. No pose of detachment could avail against the warm waves of that voice. 🔊
  • 7. A few more dollars, a detachment of marines, and the fight was won. 🔊
  • 8. Meanwhile, our subchaser detachment at Corfu was performing excellent service. 🔊
  • 9. I arrived in Etrepilly at the same time as a detachment of Zouaves. 🔊

How to use Detachment in Sentences?

  • 1. It was not only that she was laughing at him; the detachment of the sound was horrible. 🔊
  • 2. We found an unusually large detachment gathered under the command of a general officer. 🔊
  • 3. She offers the apparent anomaly of extreme detachment and of an unconquerable love of life. 🔊
  • 4. A detachment was ordered out to support us, in case any resistance should be offered. 🔊
  • 5. Weird stuff, written with a detachment and delicacy reminiscent of the Colette novels. 🔊
  • 6. Then followed their detachment from the "Long Island," and their return to the United States. 🔊
  • 7. Here come a detachment of one of the regiments to take charge of some of their baggage just being landed. 🔊
  • 8. The detachment had gathered in the suburbs, and we were subjected to a long period of waiting there. 🔊
  • 9. Ephialtes thought not; at least if they had, they had not told off any efficient detachment to guard it. 🔊
  • 10. What she considered in herself to be scientific detachment was really an isolation born of fear and distrust of the entire human race. 🔊
  • 11. Not a pure breath have ye breathed, nor hath the breeze of detachment been wafted from the meadows of your hearts. 🔊
  • 12. It was necessary to send a cavalry officer at the head of a detachment of fifteen men, to make those rebels submit. 🔊
  • 13. The defeat of the cavalry furnished mortification too, and the necessity to silence the gun and annihilate its detachment grew more imperative. 🔊
  • 14. It was the detachment from the other station, which had been waiting, at some little distance along the shore, for the signal from above. 🔊
  • 15. After leaving men for the containing party, and three to look after the horses, this detachment was no more than a dozen strong. 🔊
  • 16. Father Kearnes' detachment met with more grave misfortune than this merely temporary rout. 🔊
  • 17. One man after another of the detachment was shot, but the gun still continued in action, through five bodies lay around it. 🔊
  • 18. It made a river of syrupy light across the water to the east, and it heightened his sense of unreality, his feeling of detachment from danger. 🔊
  • 19. The revolution which had broken out in Piedmont was also suppressed by a detachment of the Austrian army. 🔊
  • 20. She plunged with Catherine Earnshaw into the thick of the tumult, and her detachment is not more wonderful than her immersion. 🔊
  • 21. A detachment was immediately told off under Major Poor with orders to storm the slopes and drive the defenders from their position. 🔊
  • 22. The defeated British then fell back to Skenesborough, so that each detachment may be said to have run away from the other. 🔊
  • 23. A detachment was to seize the artillery at Chapelizod; a second was to storm Kilmainham and set free the patriot leaders. 🔊
  • 24. A detachment from one of the battalions was sent on ahead, and this was later joined by Captain Brant with a party of his warriors. 🔊
  • 25. A detachment of soldiers, taking a short cut, had come upon the carriage, and, springing on the bits, had thrust back the horses on their haunches. 🔊
  • 26. This detachment was attacked on the 13th and forced to retreat to the place where they had landed, where about fifty of them obtained boats and tried to escape. 🔊