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cleave
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Crime and Punishment
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  • And his wife, too, has a cleft palate.
  • She has a room at the Kapernaumovs’ the tailors, she lodges with them; Kapernaumov is a lame man with a cleft palate and all of his numerous family have cleft palates too.

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  • Hm…. yes…. very poor people and all with cleft palates…. yes.
  • She has a room at the Kapernaumovs’ the tailors, she lodges with them; Kapernaumov is a lame man with a cleft palate and all of his numerous family have cleft palates too.
  • She was considerably older than I, and besides, she always kept a clove or something in her mouth.

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as in: cleave through Define
to split something -- especially with violent force or: to cut through something
as in: cleave to Define
to hold firmly to something -- such as an object, a person or idea
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