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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of divest.


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  • Dearest brothers in Christ sweet Jesus: I Catherine, servant and slave of the servants of Jesus Christ, write to you in His precious Blood: with desire to see you divested of the old man and clothed with the new -- divested, that is, of the world and the fleshly self-love which is the old sin of Adam, and clothed with the new Christ sweet Jesus, and His tender charity.

    Letters of Catherine Benincasa

  • In any case, I don't think there is anything wrong with taking away cash from companies which are probably going to be listed, can easily raise capital on a going basis, particularly if they kind of divested in 25%.

    Moneycontrol Top Headlines

  • Requirements that aircraft be "divested," that top 25 employees get no bonuses, and the like, unsurprising really, which is quite sad given how radically retroactive and draconian the measures are.


  • Pivotal, Sega Racing Studio, Razorworks, Venom, EA Chicago, Activision Foster City and FASA have all been shut down, while Swordfish and Massive Entertainment are in the process of being "divested".

    Edge Online - Interactive Entertainment Today

  • Asked by an activist to give reassurance that the Government would ''put defence first'' he suggested that some capabilities ''orientated towards the Cold War'' could be ''divested'' but stressed: ''I have been asked to produce a programme which is adaptive, which will maintain capability across land, sea and air to be able to deal with whatever the future may will be a few more weeks until we finish the (Strategic Defence and Security) review and then we will set out the best possible and most strategically coherent shape of our Armed Forces that we can do, given the economic train wreck that we inherited from the Labour Party.'' - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "divested" himself of his clothing, Mr. Box -- or was it Cox?

    Change in the Village

  • Two events in recent history have divested the human race of any dearly-held illusions about itself: the invention of the internet, where all insane human potential can spread out in a vast, mad anything-goes market … and the Holocaust.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • It does Mr. Chernow no disservice to regard his biography as a culmination of a long biographical tradition that has divested Washington of his marmoreal armor.

    O Captain, Our Captain

  • A wave of mega mergers in the following years opened up opportunities for smaller players as the giants divested older fields to chase bigger bets elsewhere.

    Pushing the Boundaries

  • Last week, he said it could be "several years" before the shareholdings are fully divested.

    RBS, Lloyds Shares Fall


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