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  • She sat with her familiarly unfocused gaze, directed—as it often was—into the dead ashes in the fireplace, above which the dismembered Nativity figures surrounded the empty cradle in the crèche.†   (source)
  • The Champion who hadn't shown up for the Test had been found dead in a servant's stairwell, brutally mauled and dismembered.†   (source)
  • Unquestionably, when it came to dividing, dismantling, dismembering, desolating, detaching, dispossessing, destroying, or dominating, Mama Elena was a pro.†   (source)
  • I followed him through the workshop along a path swept in the sawdust, past pegboard and tools, dismembered chairs and claw-foot tables sprawled with their legs in the air.†   (source)
  • A dismembered teddy bear that seemed to have been slashed to pieces.†   (source)
  • The panicked nurse bludgeoned the poor woman to death, then called her boyfriend, who arrived with a chain saw and helped her dismember the body in the bathtub.†   (source)
  • it is the kind of coarse and disappointing translation that makes the dismembered bodies of samurai warriors spin in their graves.†   (source)
  • Swift and coolly businesslike, he dismembered the headless corpse.†   (source)
  • Aidid's people, including women and children, celebrated by dismembering, disemboweling, and skinning the Pakistanis.†   (source)
  • He claimed to have deposited one package of dismembered cadaver in the Fidelity Storage Warehouse in Chicago.†   (source)
  • He could've been some psycho with an electric carving knife who'd dismember our bodies and wouldn't get caught until our teeth clogged up the sewer or something like that.†   (source)
  • He was quite handsome when he wasn't bleeding out from dismemberment.†   (source)
  • Fire, dismemberment ....the heat of the sun.†   (source)
  • Do it or I'll help her dismember you!†   (source)
  • You are lit up for your own imminent dismemberment.†   (source)
  • But the dismembering of dolls was not the true horror.†   (source)
  • Within moments, the ground and grasses are quivering with maimed and dismembered butterflies.†   (source)
  • Just as you hear more about American soldiers in Vietnam raping women and children and shooting unarmed men, today the media is focused about this detainee debacle for two weeks solid, in contrast to American Soldiers being dragged in the streets and dismembered, which was covered for less than 72 hours.†   (source)
  • Femurs, shinbones, skulls—the dismembered fossils of many hundreds of people, heaped up in no apparent order.†   (source)
  • It was blood the crowds came for: death, dismemberment, and shrieks of agony, the music of the scarlet sands.†   (source)
  • How they hammered his teeth, cut out his tongue, poked out his eyes, cut his ears off, almost dismembered him.†   (source)
  • It's a violent dismemberment.†   (source)
  • As I approached the barn, I heard the most unholy sounds—like cats being dismembered, calves being slaughtered.†   (source)
  • "First we will dismember you," said a Flyboy.†   (source)
  • Now he learned that Hutu militiamen had dismembered his uncle and left him to die in his little car on the mountain Honga.†   (source)
  • Once the third aunt who worked at the laundry ran out and bought us bags of candy to hold over our noses; my mother was dismembering skunk on the chopping block.†   (source)
  • We've identified a known dealer and petty thief who was found dismembered in one trench.†   (source)
  • But Pop Harper, chief clerk, still sat at his desk, twisting the levers of a half-dismembered typewriter.†   (source)
  • The next day, the New Haven Express ran a blistering article that excoriated Tappan for his "inhuman actions of dismembering what appeared to all present was a supportive family and genuinely safe home."†   (source)
  • When an Italian detachment was overrun, the soldiers could expect to die as they were slowly dismembered.†   (source)
  • You'd think, after spending night after night trying to identify burned and dismembered corpses, his father would never fly again, let alone take a non-sked.†   (source)
  • Of massacres in distant countries, pregnant women dismembered in the squares.†   (source)
  • Ku'oosh would have looked at the dismembered corpses and the atomic heat-flash outlines, where human bodies had evaporated, and the old man would have said something close and terrible had killed these people.†   (source)
  • Scalps were taken, stomachs slit open, eardrums punctured, and genitals dismembered.†   (source)
  • The alternative to adoption of the new Constitution is dismemberment of the Union.†   (source)
  • He had raped, shot, and dismembered a young girl and shot and dismembered her boyfriend, and he was a career criminal.†   (source)
  • Franny seemed intensely interested in the way Lane was dismembering his frogs' legs.†   (source)
  • In practice this means that she appropriates the MEAT LIKE YOU LIKE IT sign and incorporates it into one of her constructions, an especially violent dismemberment in which the mannequin, dressed only in ropes and leather straps, has ended up with her head tucked upside-down under her arm.†   (source)
  • All these crimes and dismemberments my friends and classmatesfind diminished and neutralized in memory.†   (source)
  • Levi's, work shirts and underdrawers flapped in the dying moonlight like dismembered ghosts.†   (source)
  • The teeth were "massive in construction and capable of both rending and grinding action, which enables the owner to dismember the largest mammals with ease, and crush even the strongest bones."†   (source)
  • It was the swiftness of that turning away which would thereafter define my guilt; it was as swift as a machete dismembering a hand.†   (source)
  • A dead jackal was lying on the sandy bank, and Siddhartha's soul slipped inside the body, was the dead jackal, lay on the banks, got bloated, stank, decayed, was dismembered by hyaenas, was skinned by vultures, turned into a skeleton, turned to dust, was blown across the fields.†   (source)
  • The corpses were cut open, dismembered, and prepared, yet even in its smallest sections the human body kept its beauty, so that Yura's wonder before some water nymph brutally flung onto a zinc table continued before her amputated arm or hand.†   (source)
  • She felt the sand, grains intricate as little cogged wheels, minute shells of old seas, and the many dark ribbons of grass and mud touch her and leave her, like suggestions and withdrawals of some bondage that might have been dear, now dismembering and losing itself.†   (source)
  • The dismemberment of this vast country without convulsion!†   (source)
  • The country is being dismembered on ethnic lines.
  • He would track each to its source and dismember it.†   (source)
  • Because he'd rather be killed with a furious hand than dismembered with cool indifference.†   (source)
  • His butchered, dismembered body lay on the floor of the boat.†   (source)
  • Glancing blows and dismemberment did not faze them at all.†   (source)
  • The rest of the dismembered body is still strewn around the floor.†   (source)
  • Nearby, camouflaged among the tree roots, lay one of the beast's dismembered legs.†   (source)
  • Aegon dismembered him piece by piece, and made the woman watch.†   (source)
  • One of the hawks had a partially dismembered gopher in its mouth.†   (source)
  • I can't wait to see the new boy get dismembered!†   (source)
  • It was a spur track which had already been dismembered.†   (source)
  • When they happen, they usually become revolutions that dismember an empire.†   (source)
  • I TOLD MY NEW FRIENDS I was allergic to dismemberment.†   (source)
  • Hikers had found the mutilated and partly dismembered remains of a young man in the eastern section of Grider Wildlife Preserve.†   (source)
  • As a physician, he knew no means existed for establishing the identities of burned, dismembered, or otherwise disfigured corpses.†   (source)
  • Since she wasn't a girl to be frightened by stories of La Llorona, the witch who sucks little children's blood, or the boogeyman, or other scary stories, Chencha was trying to frighten her with stories of hangings, shootings, dismemberments, decapitations, and even sacrifices in which the victim's heart was cut out—in the heat of battle!†   (source)
  • "Bella, I just" — he hesitated and then forced the words out — "I just beheaded and dismembered a sentient creature not twenty yards from you.†   (source)
  • Though Hobie viewed it as an undesirable step I loved the surgical drama of dismembering a piece and re-assembling it from scratch — working fast before the glue set, like doctors rushing through a shipboard appendectomy.†   (source)
  • This is because his avatar, dismembered, is still in the Metaverse, and it's a rule that your avatar can't exist in two places at once.†   (source)
  • So Hiro had to kludge something together, in order that the Metaverse would not, over time, become littered with inert, dismembered avatars that never decayed.†   (source)
  • Mutilated, dismembered, tortured bodies, ripped into grotesque shreds...I had clearly seen the vestigial feelers still attached to the truncated anterior section of a child.†   (source)
  • The men laughed about it and repeated for the benefit of newcomers the story of how, in 1932, Winnie Ruth, a convicted murderer, who axed and dismembered her victims and stuffed them in trunks, was committed to a state asylum for the criminally insane, and escaped two or three times each year.†   (source)
  • In that way it was not much different than if they had died at Wake Island or Iwo Jima: the bodies were dismembered beyond recognition and the coffins were sealed.†   (source)
  • They were laughing like little boys, with their lights shining upon the semi-dismembered instrument they were trying to revive, when Alessandro's hand stopped trembling.†   (source)
  • We turned left when the bird flew left, and right when it jerked right, obedient as sheep even when it meant fumbling down streets cratered with ankle-breaking bomb holes or bristling with the bones of dismembered buildings, their jagged iron spear tips lurking dimly in the wavering fire glow, angled at our throats.†   (source)
  • I had only one desire: to dismember it.†   (source)
  • After you dismember me?†   (source)
  • "Dagny," he asked very quietly-and she wondered what made her feel that he looked as if his personal fate hung on her answer, "what if it were the main line that you had to dismember?"†   (source)
  • Don't give yourself time to fee], she thought, dismember the carcass as fast as possible, the engines are needed all over the system, Ken Danagger in Pennsylvania needs trains, more trains, if only"Dr. Robert Stadler," said the voice of the interoffice communicator on her desk.†   (source)
  • He went crawling over and under the machinery, unscrewing its parts and screwing them back again, taking out pieces and replacing them, dismembering the motors at random, like a child taking a clock apart, but without the child's conviction that knowledge is possible.†   (source)
  • Men are now beginning to talk of it seriously who twelve months ago hardly permitted themselves to think of it...the crisis is not far ahead....A dismemberment of this Republic I now consider inevitable.†   (source)
  • Often — if gulls, ravens, foxes and other scavengers are numerous — the wolf will dismember the carcass and bury sections of it at considerable distances from the site of the kill in order to preserve it for his own use.†   (source)
  • This case is as clean-cut as this murderer's knife, the knife that dismembered an innocent girl!†   (source)
  • Little words that broke up the thought and dismembered it said nothing.†   (source)
  • Modern romance, like Greek tragedy, celebrates the mystery of dismemberment, which is life in time.†   (source)
  • Tiamat, though slain and dismembered, was not thereby undone.†   (source)
  • With these fateful words, Count Leo Tolstoy opened the novel of the spiritual dismemberment of his modern heroine, Anna Karenina.†   (source)
  • When our day is come for the victory of death, death closes in; there is nothing we can do, except be crucified—and resurrected; dismembered totally, and then reborn.†   (source)
  • The hero may defeat or conciliate this power and go alive into the kingdom of the dark (brother-battle, dragon-battle; offering, charm), or be slain by the opponent and descend in death (dismemberment, crucifixion).†   (source)
  • The happy ending is justly scorned as a misrepresentation; for the world, as we know it, as we have seen it, yields but one ending: death, disintegration, dismemberment, and the crucifixion of our heart with the passing of the forms that we have loved.†   (source)
  • And when Medea perceived that his sails were cutting down their lead, she persuaded Jason to kill Apsyrtos, her younger brother whom she had carried off, and toss the pieces of the dismembered body into the sea.†   (source)
  • 5' Indeed, the physical body of the hero may be actually slain, dismembered, and scattered over the land or sea—as in the Egyptian myth of the savior Osiris: he was thrown into a sarcophagus and committed to the Nile by his brother Set,* and when he returned from the dead his brother slew him again, tore the body into fourteen pieces, and scattered these over the land.†   (source)
  • 19 As Gilbert Murray has pointed out in his preface to Ingram Bywater's translation of the Poetics of Aristotle, tragic katharsis (i. e., the "purification" or "purgation" of the emotions of the spectator of tragedy through his experience of pity and terror) corresponds to an earlier ritual katharsis ("a purification of the community from the taints and poisons of the past year, the old contagion of sin and death"), which was the function of the festival and mystery play of the dismembered bull-god, Dionysos.†   (source)
  • Torn, dismembered, to make bags for holding biscuits and cakes!†   (source)
  • Then, while Rome is undergoing gradual dismemberment, Romanesque architecture dies.†   (source)
  • It was the counter-revolution which murmured that infamous word "dismemberment."†   (source)
  • I now prophesy that I will dismember my dismemberer.†   (source)
  • The prophecy was that I should be dismembered; and—Aye!†   (source)
  • And on the instant rose that terrible distressing scream of acute agony—like that of a woman being dismembered.†   (source)
  • Tom stood a moment, to gather his dismembered faculties; and when he stepped forward to go to his punishment the surprise, the gratitude, the adoration that shone upon him out of poor Becky's eyes seemed pay enough for a hundred floggings.†   (source)
  • They were dismembering a child held above a basin, tearing it apart with their bare hands in savage silence— Hans Castorp could see pale blond hair smeared with blood.†   (source)
  • Laden with horror, this product of science gone berserk crosses thirty yards in front of him, buries itself in the ground, and explodes like the Devil himself, bursts inside the earth with ghastly superstrength and casts up a house-high fountain of soil, fire, iron, lead, and dismembered humanity.†   (source)
  • For whereas Lodovico, as he himself reported with bitterness, found himself restricted to deriding life and manners at the International Sanatorium Berghof, to offering his sardonic criticism and protesting in the name of beautiful, vigorous humanity, his grandfather had given governments trouble, had conspired against Austria and the Holy Alliance, which in those days held his dismembered fatherland in the grip of darkest bondage, and had been a zealous member of certain secret societies that had spread throughout Italy—a Carbonaro, as Settembrini suddenly declared, lowering his voice, as if it were still dangerous even now to speak the word.†   (source)
  • By warming and kneading, cutting and twisting, dismembering and re-joining the incipient image she had in about a quarter of an hour produced a shape which tolerably well resembled a woman, and was about six inches high.†   (source)
  • If he really sought to reconcile himself like a dutiful branch, he must be forgiven for having dismembered himself from the paternal tree.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER III — VERY DECIDED THE indefatigable Mrs. Sparsit, with a violent cold upon her, her voice reduced to a whisper, and her stately frame so racked by continual sneezes that it seemed in danger of dismemberment, gave chase to her patron until she found him in the metropolis; and there, majestically sweeping in upon him at his hotel in St. James's Street, exploded the combustibles with which she was charged, and blew up.†   (source)
  • For answer, Clarence struck the paper out of my hand, pursed up a scornful lip and said with lofty disdain: "Dismember me this animal, and return him in a basket to the base-born knave who sent him; other answer have I none!"†   (source)
  • Now she places a gingerbread elephant against the window, but with so tremulous a touch that it tumbles upon the floor, with the dismemberment of three legs and its trunk; it has ceased to be an elephant, and has become a few bits of musty gingerbread.†   (source)
  • First of all I dismembered the corpse.†   (source)
  • Independent nations have therefore a natural tendency to centralization, and confederations to dismemberment.†   (source)
  • It is not probable that this monomania in him took its instant rise at the precise time of his bodily dismemberment.†   (source)
  • Then, there will be nothing more like the history of old, we shall no longer, as to-day, have to fear a conquest, an invasion, a usurpation, a rivalry of nations, arms in hand, an interruption of civilization depending on a marriage of kings, on a birth in hereditary tyrannies, a partition of peoples by a congress, a dismemberment because of the failure of a dynasty, a combat of two religions meeting face to face, like two bucks in the dark, on the bridge of the infinite; we shall no longer have to fear famine, farming out, prostitution arising from distress, misery from the failure of work and the scaffold and the sword, and battles and the ruffianism of chance in the forest of events.†   (source)
  • If a commoner gave a noble even so much as a Damiens-scratch which didn't kill or even hurt, he got Damiens' dose for it just the same; they pulled him to rags and tatters with horses, and all the world came to see the show, and crack jokes, and have a good time; and some of the performances of the best people present were as tough, and as properly unprintable, as any that have been printed by the pleasant Casanova in his chapter about the dismemberment of Louis XV's poor awkward enemy.†   (source)
  • One would pronounce it an empire dismembered at the death of its Alexander, and whose provinces become kingdoms.†   (source)
  • I am convinced that the dismemberment of the Union would not have the effect of diminishing the naval power of the Americans, but that it would powerfully contribute to increase it.†   (source)
  • The dismemberment of the Union, and the hostilities which might ensure, the abolition of republican institutions, and the tyrannical government which might succeed it, may retard this impulse, but they cannot prevent it from ultimately fulfilling the destinies to which that race is reserved.†   (source)
  • After this fall, there took place at M. sur M. that egotistical division of great existences which have fallen, that fatal dismemberment of flourishing things which is accomplished every day, obscurely, in the human community, and which history has noted only once, because it occurred after the death of Alexander.†   (source)
  • But though similar disasters, however little bruited ashore, were by no means unusual in the fishery; yet, in most instances, such seemed the White Whale's infernal aforethought of ferocity, that every dismembering or death that he caused, was not wholly regarded as having been inflicted by an unintelligent agent.†   (source)
  • It is not my intention to inquire into the principles upon which these new unions would probably be established, but merely to show what the causes are which may effect the dismemberment of the existing confederation.†   (source)
  • The dismemberment of the Union, by the introduction of war into the heart of those States which are now confederate, with standing armies, a dictatorship, and a heavy taxation, might, eventually, compromise the fate of the republican institutions.†   (source)
  • Or has Akhilleus by this time dismembered him and thrown him to the wild dogs?†   (source)
  • O, that we then could come by Caesar's spirit,
    And not dismember Caesar! But, alas,
    Caesar must bleed for it!   (source)
    dismember = cut up
  • A few months earlier Baltimore movie theaters had shown Night Must Fall, a terrifying film about a killer who carried his dismembered victim's head around in a hatbox.†   (source)
  • A few days later when the madman who dissected his victims was arrested, the pictures of him in the News-Post showed a squat and shabby longshoreman with matted black hair who had lost his temper in a lover's quarrel and, panicked by what he had done to his love, dismembered her with a butcher knife.†   (source)
  • Knife with which Voisin dismembered the wife of a compatriot and hid remains in a sheet in the cellar, the unfortunate female's throat being cut from ear to ear.†   (source)
  • /Maybe/ is /mebby/, /perhaps/ is /p'raps/, /so long/ is /s'long/, /excuse me/ is /skus me/; the common salutation, "How are you?" is so dismembered that it finally emerges as a word almost indistinguishable from /high/.†   (source)
  • "The simplification of its grammar," he said, "is the commencement of dissolution, the beginning of the end, and its extraordinary tendency to degenerate into slang of [Pg316] every kind is the foreshadowing of its approaching dismemberment."†   (source)
  • what earth sustains His trunk dismember'd, and his cold remains?†   (source)
  • When they happen, they commonly amount to revolutions and dismemberments of empire.†   (source)
  • A dismemberment of the Confederacy, however, would revive this dispute, and would create others on the same subject.†   (source)
  • Fie, fie, thou sham'st thy shape, thy love, thy wit;
    Which, like a usurer, abound'st in all,
    And usest none in that true use indeed
    Which should bedeck thy shape, thy love, thy wit:
    Thy noble shape is but a form of wax,
    Digressing from the valour of a man;
    Thy dear love sworn, but hollow perjury,
    Killing that love which thou hast vow'd to cherish;
    Thy wit, that ornament to shape and love,
    Mis-shapen in the conduct of them both,
    Like powder in a skilless soldier's flask,
    Is set a-fire by thine own ignorance,
    And thou dismember'd with thine own defence.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • Even the States which brought forward claims, in contradiction to ours, seemed more solicitous to dismember this State, than to establish their own pretensions.†   (source)
  • On the dismemberment, which took place under his sons, this part was erected into a separate and independent empire.†   (source)
  • For nothing can be more evident, to those who are able to take an enlarged view of the subject, than the alternative of an adoption of the new Constitution or a dismemberment of the Union.†   (source)
  • But notwithstanding the concurring testimony of experience, in this particular, there are still to be found visionary or designing men, who stand ready to advocate the paradox of perpetual peace between the States, though dismembered and alienated from each other.†   (source)
  • The ideas of men who speculate upon the dismemberment of the empire seem generally turned toward three confederacies—one consisting of the four Northern, another of the four Middle, and a third of the five Southern States.†   (source)
  • It is not a great deal larger than Germany, where a diet representing the whole empire is continually assembled; or than Poland before the late dismemberment, where another national diet was the depositary of the supreme power.†   (source)
  • He soon appeared before the city with a corps of ten thousand troops, and finding it a fit occasion, as he had secretly intended from the beginning, to revive an antiquated claim, on the pretext that his ancestors had suffered the place to be dismembered from his territory,1 he took possession of it in his own name, disarmed, and punished the inhabitants, and reannexed the city to his domains.†   (source)
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