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Dissever  v. t.  (past & past part. dissevered; pres. part. dissevering)  To part in two; to sever thoroughly; to sunder; to disunite; to separate; to disperse. "The storm so dissevered the company... that most of therm never met again." "States disserved, discordant, belligerent."

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"Dissever" Quotes from Famous Books

... smoothly, the morning was clear, and the great red disc of the sun just rising in the east had scarcely dispelled the haze that enveloped nature as in a fleecy mantle. We little dreamed, alas, of the dreadful fate soon to overtake us. That fate which was to dissever a loving and united family, causing three of its members to pass through the valley of the shadow of death, and subjecting the survivors to suffering that often made them cry out in the bitterness of their hearts ...
— Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches - An Autobiography • Edwin Eastman

... shall be whoever The head of Hakon Jarl shall dissever!" Hakon heard him, and Karker the slave, Through the breathing-holes of the darksome cave. Alone in her chamber Wept Thora, the fairest ...
— Tales of a Wayside Inn • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

... let France and England mount Their battering cannon, charged to the mouths, Till their soul-fearing clamours have brawl'd down The flinty ribs of this contemptuous city: I'd play incessantly upon these jades, Even till unfenced desolation Leave them as naked as the vulgar air. That done, dissever your united strengths, And part your mingled colours once again: Turn face to face, and bloody point to point; Then, in a moment, fortune shall cull forth Out of one side her happy minion, To whom in favour she ...
— King John • William Shakespeare [Collins edition]

... north-easter, Sea-king, land-waster, For all thine haste, or Thy stormy skill, Yet hadst thou never, For all endeavour, Strength to dissever Or strength to spill, Save of his giving Who gave our living, Whose hands are weaving What ours fulfil; Whose feet tread under The storms and thunder; Who made our ...
— Poems & Ballads (Second Series) - Swinburne's Poems Volume III • Algernon Charles Swinburne

... her yellow hair displaced, And, stooping, made my cheek lie there, And spread, o'er all, her yellow hair, 20 Murmuring how she loved me—she Too weak, for all her heart's endeavour, To set its struggling passion free From pride, and vainer ties dissever, And give herself to me for ever. But passion sometimes would prevail, Nor could to-night's gay feast restrain A sudden thought of one so pale For love of her, and all in vain: So, she was come through wind and ...
— Dramatic Romances • Robert Browning

... of heaven Coveted her of me. But her badness was stronger by far than the good, Like many far older than she, Like many far wiser than she; And neither the angels in heaven above Nor the demons down under the sea Can ever dissever the good from the bad In the soul of Annabel ...
— The Re-echo Club • Carolyn Wells

... must I, too, go to work to dissever that sweet and peaceful union of soul and body? What species of sensations should I seek to produce? Which would most fiercely assail the condition of life? Anger?—that ravenous wolf is too quickly satiated. Care? that worm gnaws far too slowly. Grief?—that viper creeps ...
— The Works of Frederich Schiller in English • Frederich Schiller

... in Heaven above nor the demons down under the sea, Can ever dissever my soul from the soul of the ...
— The Works of Rudyard Kipling One Volume Edition • Rudyard Kipling

... inseparable from them in the turbulence of feudal times. They are now indeed a peaceful people; severe as are the hardships of their condition, they are, in the main, contented with it; and nothing short of necessity can dissever them from their dear mountains. We devoutly trust that there need be no more forced emigration—that henceforth it will be free—at the option of the adventurous—and that all who will, when the day cometh, may be gathered to their fathers in the ...
— Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2 • John Wilson

... is to say: I will be yours for ever, Though ye me slay by Cruelty, your foe; Yet shall my spirit nevermore dissever From your service, for any pain or woe, Pity, whom I have sought so long ago! Thus for your death I may well weep and plain, With heart all sore, ...
— Chaucer • Adolphus William Ward

... Thurston, passionately pressing her to his heart, and sealing his fearful oath upon her pure brow and guileless lips. "And now, beloved! this compact is sealed! Our fates are united forever! Henceforth nothing shall dissever us!" ...
— The Missing Bride • Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth

... forward and bit the dreadful creature full upon the neck and tore away the scales, so that its master's sword could pierce the armored hide. So the man was able to dissever the ghastly head and thus to slay the monstrous dragon. The blackness of night wrapped him about once more as he fell on his knees and gave thanks for his victory; and the wind ...
— Tales of Fantasy and Fact • Brander Matthews

... I shall love you for ever— Closer and firmer ye twine round my heart; Though now the wide sea our lot may dissever, Affection ...
— The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI - The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century • Various

... at his elbow wait To defend the Church and State, The subject and this monarch's date May no storm e'er dissever: May he long adorn this place With his royal brother's grace, His mercy and his tenderness, To ...
— Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684 • Charles Mackay

... gigantic undertakings. One at a time, and with an accumulation of force abundantly adequate to the end in view, was his policy all the days of Nelson. The Mediterranean with its varied interests was to him at this time one of several means, by which he hoped to distract British counsels and to dissever British strength; but it was no part of his design to provoke Great Britain to measures which would convert her alarm for the Mediterranean peninsulas into open war with them, or in them, compelling France either to recede from thence, or to divert thither ...
— The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2) - The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain • A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan

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

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