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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of divest.

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Examples

  • That bloodless term divests the protagonist of their spiritual energy, their charisma and their singularity; they are identified only by being not-something.

    Life and style | guardian.co.uk

  • Indeed, the idea divests itself of the great bulk of the tactual details by which it was apprehended, whilst the muscular sensations which accompanied the act of palpation never seek to be joined with the idea.

    Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge

  • The sale of the GSA's 10-story, 127,000-square-foot building in Bethesda signals potential problems for the government as it divests of properties, critics say.

    Federal building cost cuts are under review

  • Like one of India's hundreds of wandering yogis who live off alms as they seek to become one with God, Toll settles back in St. Petersburg and divests himself of all earthly belongings, seeking simplicity and spirituality.

    Barry Toll

  • The sale of the GSA's 10-story, 127,000-square-foot building in Bethesda signals potential problems for the government as it divests of properties, critics say.

    Federal building cost cuts are under review

  • For example, the complete outsourcing of Japan's national security to the U.S. neither legally divests it of other sovereign powers nor demonstrates any functional inability to reassert sovereign powers (including defense) or effectuate the same goals through other policy points.

    David Isenberg: Max Weber was Wrong

  • Unless China increases welfare spending or divests itself of these state assets, it is almost impossible for the share of consumption to GDP to rise to the same level seen in other countries.

    Misinterpreting China's Economy

  • "Theft of assets by corrupt officials, often at the highest levels of government, weakens confidence in public institutions, damages the private investment climate, and divests needed funding available" for investments in public health, education, and infrastructure.

    Corbin Hiar: Stolen State Money: Trillions Lost Annually, Only Billions Have Been Recovered

  • Unless China increases welfare spending or divests itself of these state assets, it is almost impossible for the share of consumption to GDP to rise to the same level seen in other countries.

    Misreading Beijing's Economic Tea Leaves

  • "Theft of assets by corrupt officials, often at the highest levels of government, weakens confidence in public institutions, damages the private investment climate, and divests needed funding available" for investments in public health, education, and infrastructure.

    Corbin Hiar: Stolen State Money: Trillions Lost Annually, Only Billions Have Been Recovered

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