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cleave
used in King Lear

2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
cleave through
Definition
to split something — especially with violent force

or:

to cut through something
  • When thou clovest thy crown i' the middle and gav'st away both parts, thou borest thine ass on thy back o'er the dirt: thou hadst little wit in thy bald crown when thou gavest thy golden one away.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (44% in)

There are no more uses of "cleave" flagged with this meaning in King Lear.

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exact meaning not specified
  • You sulphurous and thought-executing fires, Vaunt couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts, Singe my white head!
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Another part of the heath. Storm continues (7% in)

There are no more uses of "cleave" in King Lear.

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