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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To wrench open or tear apart or to pieces.

Usage examples (30)
  • UK airports yesterday, telling a hearing that the Commission's ruling was "riven" with apparent bias.
  • Will - like PeterS, I must query your odd grammar: "With a deeply rived country" presumably you meant "riven".
  • In the days of the 'last minstrel' it was appropriate to describe this 'riven' relic as 'Newark's stately tower.' line 33.
  • Rest, little heart -- one day shalt Thou be riven; for more
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