Maybe this is a displacement of his wish to talk about his dead sister, who he never really got a chance to mourn.
However tragic the displacement of some workers was, on a net basis, companies like Bain help fuel economic growth.
The daily killing and displacement of civilians have not led to an international agreement to stop the conflict.
The contents are listed as “material for the displacement of Jews.”
For those who escape direct physical injury, there remain the ill effects of displacement and deprivation.
The degree of displacement of the fragments depends upon the extent to which the expansion of the quadriceps tendon is lacerated.
Morren spoke of this displacement of the floral organs as "speiranthie."
It may reveal the phenomenon which psychologists call "displacement."
displacement can not be remedied, and reduction is next to impossible.
At T either a scale can be placed or a drawing-board, on which a pen at T marks the displacement.
displacement dis·place·ment (dĭs-plās'mənt)
Removal from the normal location or position.
A defense mechanism in which there is an unconscious shift of emotions, affect, or desires from the original object to a more acceptable or immediate substitute.
A chemical reaction in which an atom, a radical, or a molecule replaces another in a compound.