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bisect a line
  cut in half or cut in two
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bisected bisects bisection bisect bisecting bisectional
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  • bisect a line
  • The region is bisected by a four-lane highway.
  • My eyes have adjusted so I can see that the garden is pretty big, an expanse of grass bisected by brick paths and ringed by flower beds.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • The catwalk reached the main floor, wide and windowed and bisected by a long hallway.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • When they reached the highway that bisected Bogue Banks, the traffic headed for Atlantic Beach evaporated and Travis gradually began to pick up speed.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Its shell is a pointy oval, bisected at an angle, like a shield with a daisy on one side and a tribal flourish on the other, its flippers extending in pointy arcs.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • From that angle I could plainly see the grim blue-black tattoo, the row of numbers remarkably neat, a little barbwire fence of orderly ciphers in which one "seven" was bisected with the meticulous European slash.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A fine crack bisected the windshield.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Fat cows and woolly sheep dotted emerald fields bisected with rough hedgerows or silvery gray rock walls.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • It ran perpendicular to the end of the main thoroughfare bisecting the bazaar.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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  • As Strong tried to get the nearly bisected plane home, the tail flapped in the wind, and a huge crack crept up the fuselage.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Kabir drove through the main crowded strip that bisected the town of Shadbagh-e-Nau, honking frequently as he needled the car through traffic.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Those tracks suture a grassy rise that bisects Clarkston and still carry a dozen or so freight trains a day, which rattle windows and stop traffic.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • According to the map this canal should bisect the Wellteco Canal, which will turn south and flow all the way to the ocean.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • It was a Benz, an unusual car in this neighborhood, blue with a thick white stripe bisecting the hood, the roof, and the trunk.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Highway 17—which leads to Myrtle Beach and Charleston—bisects the town and serves as its major mad.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • From above on the left, bisecting that amphitheater, wound the Smolensk highroad, passing through a village with a white church some five hundred paces in front of the knoll and below it.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • We stopped for lunch on a shady bank of the little stream bisecting the canyon.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • One of the links bisected the man’s mouth like a horse’s bit, stifling his cries for help.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • She burst through the doors at the end of the hall and found herself in a large stone-bound room bisected by a row of metal bars sunk deep into the ground.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • A silver thread of river bisected the field and there, nestling in the fold of a meander loop, was the proud oak.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Against the khaki-colored sand and the green shore wavelets, his body was bisected for a moment, like a white worm.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • For an instant, Sophie seemed to consider taking the shortcut across the rotary by plowing straight ahead, through the median’s perimeter hedge, and bisecting the large circle of grass in the center.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He spun Zar’roc around-in an attempt to flip the hilt from one palm to another-then dropped the sword as a jagged line of pain bisected his back.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The Corona was out of the lane, he reported, somewhere south of buoy 56, and would have to dogleg to the northeast, bisecting Ship Channel Bank.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • In one classic example, subjects were given a drawing of a hexagon bisected by three lines with seven equal-size circles superimposed on top of it.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • The bridge connects the two pieces of land cut off from one another by the river, while it has the effect of bisecting the stream.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • She pushed his T-shirt up, baring a strip of pale stomach, bisected by a thin red line.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Simkins followed his navigator, and moments later, Langdon had pointed out a nearly invisible, unpaved access road that bisected the gardens behind the House of the Temple.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • It was a sumptuous interior, what with the royal tapestries—Uriah was there, still in the article of bisection—and the couch strewn deep with furs, and the flashing candles.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Mortenson pushed a curtain aside and was rewarded with a wedge of sky, bisected by the green-tiled minaret from the nearby Government Transport Service Mosque.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The path, after passing the cowshed, bisected the plantation.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Then, I realized that the sculpture’s hair and those bits of pipe it was holding all ended in a washer bisected by a tiny piece of metal: every one was a flower.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • He glanced up at the open office doors and the single corridor that bisected the small complex.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • A telephone rang at the floor desk fifty feet down the hallway; before the circular desk was a bisecting corridor.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • As the sun was setting Newt saw something he had never seen: a bolt of lightning shot south to north, bisecting the setting sun.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • He was conflicted about what he was seeing, a refracted version of his city, one where homes and trees were bisected and mirrored in this oddly calm body of water.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • It was quite open to the heath on each side, and bisected that vast dark surface like the parting-line on a head of black hair, diminishing and bending away on the furthest horizon.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • …both speakers (if both speakers were resident in the same place), the Ship hotel and tavern, 6 Lower Abbey street (W. and E. Connery, proprietors), the National Library of Ireland, 10 Kildare street, the National Maternity Hospital, 29, 30 and 31 Holles street, a public garden, the vicinity of a place of worship, a conjunction of two or more public thoroughfares, the point of bisection of a right line drawn between their residences (if both speakers were resident in different places).
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Shefford saw down into the red wash that bisected the canyon floor.
    Zane Grey  --  The Rainbow Trail
  • He cut off a hand, which he then thrust into her bisected abdomen.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Up ahead, We’ll bisect his trail in sixty seconds.
    Ray Bradbury  --  A Sound of Thunder
  • Unfortunately, between Annabeth and that exit, the floor was bisected by a chasm fifty feet across.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Beyond this gorge, there was a great valley bisected by a swift river before it concluded at another range of gray mountains.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Past downtown, a single road bisects the highway, and on that road sits Roscoe’s lone neighborhood and an elementary school.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • But it was built a few hundred yards from the house itself, consisting of a small room bisected by a counter, with a bigger room behind to hold the stock.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • Look, Auntie, look, her niece would cry, and when she opened her hand there would be a shiny flake of mica to see, or maybe a bisected worm, all squiggly confusion.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Pacing back and forth on a bisecting dirt path like an angry, impatient panther was the black Doberman, stopping now and then to urinate and poke its long snout into the bushes.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Soon the gleam of the town, and groves of trees, and columns of smoke, disappeared behind a rolling ridge, and all around appeared endless gray-green plain, bisected by a white road.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • This room looks like a steel box: metal floors dotted with drains, gray-painted concrete walls, and stainless-steel appliances lining the sides and bisecting the middle of the room in rows.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
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