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1. Separated; disconnected.
2. Standing apart from others; separate.
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This detachedness would not seem odd if MacCulloch did not prove himself an empathetic and poignant narrator in other regards; concluding an astute discussion of Queen Mary's reign, he tells us, "The greatest unfairness of a life filled with disappointments came when her hopes for a pregnancy turned out to be the beginnings of stomach cancer" one moving moment among many.
In Antonio's case, this detachedness, this "alien" condition, seems to persist despite opportunities to love and be beloved.
This detachedness, however, is not a requirement for getting to the true nature of the object of study (as the spectator theory of knowledge would have it), but is a necessary condition for seeing more clearly, more perspicuously, than before.