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fissure
used in The Lovely Bones

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Definition
a long, narrow crack; or its creation — especially in the ground or in rock

or:

a crack in the unity of a group; or its creation
  • She was getting so good the cracks and fissures were smaller and smaller.
    Chapter Ten (80% in)
  • Underneath her smile and exclamations to my sister and me were fissures that led somewhere deep inside her.
    Chapter Twelve (74% in)

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