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1(deprive)to divest sb/sth of sth — despojar a algn/algo de algo
- She was divested of her gold medal minutes after winning the 800 m in the Seoul Asiad for crossing the lane.
- But we can't give government the unilateral right to divest us of all our rights.
- It will, of course, take more than the odd late-season slump to divest Arsenal of their undoubted glamour.
- It divests him of a capacity for grandeur we want our leaders to possess.
- Guess my brilliant incisive lawyer didn't know what would happen to me when she divested me of my material wealth.
- Six soldiers moved among the ranks of her scouts, divesting them of any visible weapons.
- And in ‘The Ascension of Sheep,’ the possibility is raised of the sheep divesting the farmer of his profit.
- Paese also said it didn't make sense to divest holdings of stocks because of a company's activities.
- And Americans are divested of yet another of their hard-won personal liberties.
- The grant of a licence to occupy, however, will not divest the owner of control.
- Pleasantly in-the-face, the play divests mythological heroes of their aura and presents them in a lacklustre light.
- He fears the Goshree bridges would divest the islands of their charm of being aloof and convert them into a thoroughfare.
- The pain makes his head throb and divests his brain of any sort of thinking power.
- The slave status divested the kullars of any personality outside the service of the master.
- Forms of Christianity that essentially divest the faith of its classical, historical identity do not fare well.
- An hour or two, and we will be divested of light again, going under a quilt of tulle fog and the cold dense black of yet another long winter's night.
- This did not mean that they were divested of all religious significance.
- It divests you of any sentimentality you might have for home since home was never very accommodating in the first place.
- Undeserved appellations and humiliating epithets divest him of his self-esteem.
- It will be there waiting for a chance to attack and divest you of your inner purification.
2(sell off)(asset/operation/stake) deshacerse deto divest oneself of sth — deshacerse de algo
- He established the tabloid Daily Mirror in 1941, but divested himself of all his newspaper interests in 1958.
- He informed the committee that he had divested himself of all outside interests.
- During the Nineties healthcare firms were keen to divest themselves of their interests in vaccines.
- Recently, the company has been divesting itself of those businesses to concentrate on its core TV technologies.
- It was time to retire, so he began to divest himself of his businesses.
- Every day is spent divesting myself of yet more assets to cover the interest on debt repayment.
- The group was, in any case, seeking to divest itself of operations which are not its core business.
- A second was to order the IOUs to divest themselves of most of their thermal generating assets.
- In 1998 the Peoples Liberation Army was ordered to divest itself of its considerable and highly regionalised business activities.
- And while the Fujian government has divested itself of its stake in Lianhe the relationship remains close.
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