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  • bisect a line
  • The region is bisected by a four-lane highway.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Unfortunately, between Annabeth and that exit, the floor was bisected by a chasm fifty feet across.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • 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 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
  • One of the links bisected the man's mouth like a horse's bit, stifling his cries for help.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Fat cows and woolly sheep dotted emerald fields bisected with rough hedgerows or silvery gray rock walls.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • 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
  • We stopped for lunch on a shady bank of the little stream bisecting the canyon.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The little front yard was bisected by a trio of concrete steps and the narrow walkway.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • Up ahead, We'll bisect his trail in sixty seconds.
    Ray Bradbury  --  A Sound of Thunder
  • He glanced up at the open office doors and the single corridor that bisected the small complex.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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