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used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

2 uses
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to split something — especially with violent force


to cut through something
  • This self-respect and sense of self-worth, the innermost armament of the soul, lies at the heart of humanness; to be deprived of it is to be dehumanized, to be cleaved from, and cast below, mankind.
    p. 182.9
cleaved = split
  • But she couldn't cleave him from alcoholism or his murderous obsession.
    p. 367.4
cleave = split
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