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dismember
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The Aeneid
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  • Where shall I find his corpse? what earth sustains His trunk dismember’d, and his cold remains?
  • And, after him, the Daucian twins were slain, Laris and Thymbrus, on the Latian plain; So wondrous like in feature, shape, and size, As caus’d an error in their parents’ eyesGrateful mistake! but soon the sword decides The nice distinction, and their fate divides: For Thymbrus’ head was lopp’d; and Laris’ hand, Dismember’d, sought its owner on the strand: The trembling fingers yet the fauchion strain, And threaten still th’ intended stroke in vain.
  • Why could not I by that strong arm be slain, And lie by noble Hector on the plain, Or great Sarpedon, in those bloody fields Where Simois rolls the bodies and the shields Of heroes, whose dismember’d hands yet bear The dart aloft, and clench the pointed spear!"

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  • The tiger dismembered the tourist.
  • The country is being dismembered on ethnic lines.

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