Ralph had said--she could not stop to consider what he had said, but he had somehow divested
the proceedings of all reality.
Minchin was usually said to have more "penetration," divested
his large heavy face of all expression, and looked at his wine-glass while Lydgate was speaking.
Saying she would tell 'Brown,' the young lady departed; and by the time I had divested
myself of my heavy, wet cloak, shawl, bonnet, &c.
Then the Englishman slowly divested
himself of his clothing.
Thus for a time the rupture between De Montfort and his king was healed, and although the great nobleman was divested
of his authority in Gascony he suffered little further oppression at the hands of his royal master.
Before many hours he had divested
himself of his remaining garments, and was swimming easily and unencumbered toward the east.
At length, the door opened, and Ralph himself, divested
of his boots, and ceremoniously embellished with black silks and shoes, presented his crafty face.
At the sight of the deep, circular folds of skin on the forehead, the sodden, fish-like eyes, and the head, with its short, coarse, scantily-growing hair--a head utterly divested
of all the faculties of the senses--who would not have experienced, as Genestas did, an instinctive feeling of repulsion for a being that had neither the physical beauty of an animal nor the mental endowments of man, who was possessed of neither instinct nor reason, and who had never heard nor spoken any kind of articulate speech?
It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested
of their clothes.
When Helen was divested
of her lugubrious bonnet and veil, her heavy winter cloak, &c.
Mr Dowling was indeed very greatly affected with this relation; for he had not divested
himself of humanity by being an attorney.
1912, "The Nature of Perceived Relations," where he says: "'Introspection,' divested
of its mythological suggestion of the observing of consciousness, is really the observation of bodily sensations (sensibles) and feelings