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  • n  objectivity and detachment
    her manner assumed a dispassion and dryness very unlike her usual tone

  • It was not an object lesson in Buddhist dispassion.
  • The chilling dispassion with which Hawkins could dissect a friend's motives is apparent in his remarks on the widow's death.
  • His faith in the dispassion ate application of reason to the muddle of human affairs was no less firm than Voltaire's.

  • Pico Iyer in San Francisco Chronicle
    Among the standouts is Pico Iyer, a writer of Indian descent who grew up in England and California, describes himself as a member of a "transcontinental tribe of wanderers" who are "seasoned experts at dispassion," but not so good at...
  • Daniel Goldhagen in New York Times
    I'm your son in many ways,Daniel says, analyzing his own awkward silence, "and your dispassion is my own."

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