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bifurcate


It never reached its destination; twelve feet from the red dragon, the fire bifurcated and passed harmlessly on either side.
Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  divide into two — (often two branches)
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  • It never reached its destination; twelve feet from the red dragon, the fire bifurcated and passed harmlessly on either side.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • His mind had bifurcated.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • He left on his right the two narrow passages which branch out in the form of a claw under the Rue Laffitte and the Rue Saint-Georges and the long, bifurcated corridor of the Chaussee d’Antin.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Out of this bifurcation and reunion there used to arise among wheeled travellers, before railway days, endless questions of choice between the respective ways.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure

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  • There it was, a sliver of a million-dollar view: the red towers of the Golden Gate Bridge that bifurcated the waters, marking bay from ocean.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • His face colored suddenly, the thick bifurcated vein stood out on his forehead, and you could check his pulse by watching the silent drum beat delicately at his temple.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • And so he saw himself faced by the close of his evening—a thing uniform, and yet bifurcated by the intervening accident which would either put an end to his agony by discovering Odette, or would oblige him to abandon any hope of finding her that night, to accept the necessity of returning home without having seen her.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • The trajectories of their, first sequent, then simultaneous, urinations were dissimilar: Bloom’s longer, less irruent, in the incomplete form of the bifurcated penultimate alphabetical letter, who in his ultimate year at High School (1880) had been capable of attaining the point of greatest altitude against the whole concurrent strength of the institution, 210 scholars: Stephen’s higher, more sibilant, who in the ultimate hours of the previous day had augmented by diuretic consumptionů
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I must find the fatal bifurcation or fork.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
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Associated words [difficulty]:   bifurcate [8]
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