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cleave
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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Definition
to hold firmly to something — such as an object, a person or idea
  • He struggled against his thirst till his tongue clave to the roof of his mouth; then, no longer able to resist, he called out.
    Chapters 115-116 (56% in)

There are no more uses of "cleave" flagged with this meaning in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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  • And then her thoughts, cleaving through space like a bird in the air, rested on Cavalcanti.
    Chapters 99-100 (16% in)
  • These words rang in Dantes' ears, even beneath the waves; he hastened to cleave his way through them to see if he had not lost his strength.
    Chapters 22-23 (8% in)
  • An hour passed, during which Dantes, excited by the feeling of freedom, continued to cleave the waves.
    Chapters 22-23 (10% in)
  • She was coming out of Marseilles harbor, and was standing out to sea rapidly, her sharp prow cleaving through the waves.
    Chapters 22-23 (26% in)
  • They sailed; Edmond was again cleaving the azure sea which had been the first horizon of his youth, and which he had so often dreamed of in prison.
    Chapters 22-23 (74% in)
  • Meanwhile, by a cleft between two walls of rock, following a path worn by a torrent, and which, in all human probability, human foot had never before trod, Dantes approached the spot where he supposed the grottos must have existed.
    Chapters 23-24 (26% in)
  • The sailors had again hoisted sail, and the vessel was once more cleaving the waves.
    Chapters 31-32 (26% in)
  • I shot two with my double-barrelled gun, and two more with my pistols, but I was then disarmed, and two were still left; one seized me by the hair (that is why I now wear it so short, for no one knows what may happen), the other swung a yataghan, and I already felt the cold steel on my neck, when this gentleman whom you see here charged them, shot the one who held me by the hair, and cleft the skull of the other with his sabre.
    Chapters 39-40 (38% in)
  • ...bending in every direction, always reminded me of the claws of an immense beetle, and I assure you it was never without emotion that I gazed on it, for I could not help thinking how wonderful it was that these various signs should be made to cleave the air with such precision as to convey to the distance of three hundred leagues the ideas and wishes of a man sitting at a table at one end of the line to another man similarly placed at the opposite extremity, and all this effected by a...
    Chapters 59-60 (91% in)
  • , who feared the dagger at his breast, and whose head was cleft with a hatchet.
    Chapters 81-82 (76% in)

There are no more uses of "cleave" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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