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Dissever

verb
(past & past part. dissevered; pres. part. dissevering)
1.
Separate into parts or portions.  Synonyms: carve up, divide, separate, split, split up.  "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"






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"Dissever" Quotes from Famous Books



... have been nothing except for the baleful effects of that party," answered the doctor, whose thought could not dissever itself from the unhappy consequences which had followed the carousal (is the word too strong?) at Mr. Birtwell's. "If I had not been betrayed into drinking wine enough to disturb seriously my nervous ...
— Danger - or Wounded in the House of a Friend • T. S. Arthur

... when waters meet In long continued shock, and muttering, sweet Confusion mixed in unity complete That changing time may not dissever; One in ...
— My Beautiful Lady. Nelly Dale • Thomas Woolner

... can't possibly be sooner—I am with you. No supporters shall you have but my arms; no pillow but my breast. Every holy rite shall instantly be called in to make us one. And when once united, nothing but death shall ever part us again. What did I say? Death itself—at least thy death—shall never dissever ...
— Jane Talbot • Charles Brockden Brown

... heard thereof her breath went from her, and near she came to falling on the ground. Meriadus caught her in his arms, and cut the laces of her bodice, that she might have the more air. He strove to unfasten her girdle, but might not dissever the clasp. Yea, though every knight in the realm essayed to unfasten that cincture, it would not ...
— French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France • Marie de France

... the stormy winds fan it, I, like a rock to the elements bare,— Mixed by love's magic, the fire and the granite, Who should compete with us, what should compare? Strong with a strength that no fate might dissever, One with a oneness no force could divide, So were we married and mingled for ever, Lover with lover, and bridegroom ...
— The Poems of William Watson • William Watson

... forever and forever, Whilst the love-lorn censers sweep, Whilst the jasper winds dissever ...
— A Nonsense Anthology • Collected by Carolyn Wells



Words linked to "Dissever" :   subdivide, initialise, triangulate, split up, sectionalize, sectionalise, carve up, canton, initialize, change integrity, unitize, unitise, Balkanize, splinter, unite, lot, Balkanise, format, parcel, divide, paragraph, separate, sliver



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