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Sample sentences for the GRE study word divest

divest can be used as a verb

1.Miss Abbot turned to divest a stout leg of the necessary ligature. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.That you divest yourself, and lay apar. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.Since now we will divest us both of rule. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.Ellison would divest himself of at least one-half of his fortune, as of utterly superfluous opulence--enriching whole troops of his relatives by division of his superabundance. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
5.I am Zarathustra the godless where do I find mine equal And all those are mine equals who give unto themselves their Will, and divest themselves of all submission. - from Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche
6.As for you, although we doctors cannot divest our patients of nerves, I fancy you have no further need of me than to recommend you not to allow your imagination to take too wide a field." Valentine colored. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.Frowning with vexation at the effort necessary to divest himself of his coat and trousers, the prince undressed, sat down heavily on the bed, and appeared to be meditating as he looked contemptuously at his withered yellow legs. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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