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cleave
used in The Mill on the Floss

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

or:

to cut through something
  • Chapter V The Cloven Tree Secrets are rarely betrayed or discovered according to any programme our fear has sketched out.
    5.5 -- Book 5 Chapter 5 -- The Cloven Tree (0% in)
  • Don't look away from me to that cloven tree; it is a bad omen."
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- Another Love-Scene (72% in)

There are no more uses of "cleave" flagged with this meaning in The Mill on the Floss.

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  • I was sure that you meant to cleave to me, as you had said; that you had rejected him; that you struggled to renounce him, for Lucy's sake and for mine.
    7.3 -- Book 7 Chapter 3 -- Showing That Old Acquaintances Are Capable…. (63% in)

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