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(past & past part. disunited; pres. part. disuniting)
Part; cease or break association with.  Synonyms: disassociate, disjoint, dissociate, divorce.
Force, take, or pull apart.  Synonyms: divide, part, separate.  "Moses parted the Red Sea"

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"Disunite" Quotes from Famous Books

... such perhaps was the duty, of the brother of Constans towards the perfidious usurper of Gaul. The situation and character of Vetranio admitted of milder measures; and the policy of the Eastern emperor was directed to disunite his antagonists, and to separate the forces of Illyricum from the cause of rebellion. It was an easy task to deceive the frankness and simplicity of Vetranio, who, fluctuating some time between the opposite views of honor and interest, displayed to the world the insincerity ...
— The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Volume 2 • Edward Gibbon

... that prince, and have not yet shewn the world that their opinions are changed. It is alleged, that the observation of this day hath served to continue and increase the animosity and enmity among our countrymen, and to disunite Protestants; that a law was made, upon the restoration of the Martyr's son, for a general pardon and oblivion, forbidding all reproaches upon that occasion; and, since none are now alive who were actors or instruments in that tragedy, it is thought hard and uncharitable to ...
— The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D. D., Volume IV: - Swift's Writings on Religion and the Church, Volume II • Jonathan Swift

... time, I am cheered with the prospect of the unspeakable happiness that awaits me-the possession of your hand; and the confidence I feel in your constancy is in proportion to the certainty I experience in my own; I cannot, therefore, fear that any of the means which may be put in practice to disunite us will have more effect on you than ...
— Marriage • Susan Edmonstone Ferrier

... search, prick brows and hair upright, Then turn me toward a cranny in the door, ' ' And with my teeth a splinter disunite; ...
— The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini • Benvenuto Cellini

... peerages, or secret service money, was his chief means of securing a Parliamentary majority. An Englishman by birth and education; the head of the Protestant establishment in Ireland, it was inevitable that his policy should be English and Protestant, in every particular. To resist, depress, disunite, and defeat the believers in the dangerous doctrines of Swift and Molyneux, was the sole rule of his nearly twenty years' political supremacy in Irish affairs. (1724-1742.) The master of a princely income, endowed ...
— A Popular History of Ireland - From the earliest period to the emancipation of the Catholics • Thomas D'Arcy McGee

... the language of these instructions to Sir Guy Carleton. That unless the offers and promises contained in the latter were realised, by an immediate declaration of our independence, America would naturally consider them as specious appearances of magnanimity, calculated to deceive and disunite them, and, instead of conciliating, would tend to irritate the States. I also urged, in the strongest terms, the great impropriety, and consequently the utter impossibility of our ever treating with Great Britain on any other than an equal footing, and ...
— The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII • Various

... bind me more to you, my lord. Farewell till we renew ... I trust, renew A converse ne'er to disunite again. ...
— Browning's England - A Study in English Influences in Browning • Helen Archibald Clarke

... and Cromwell seemed to require no other test to admit him to his confidence. He told the Earl that he would open to him his whole heart; he deplored the licence of evil tongues, and the endeavours of the malignants to disunite the godly. His own views, he said, had been grossly misrepresented. It was reported, that he wished to make himself King; but he abhorred the name, as anti-christian, and prayed that whenever the heathenish sound was uttered, a Samuel might arise among the prophets, and call ...
— The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3 - An Historical Novel • Jane West

Words linked to "Disunite" :   disjoin, disarticulate, isolate, cut, disassociate, break up, sequestrate, sever, sequester, gin, set apart, compartmentalise, compartmentalize, disunion, move, tear, displace, snap, polarise, polarize, rupture, joint, bust, split, disconnect, cut up, break, split up, keep apart, part

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