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Present participle for to tear or shred into pieces
“It might soon become strong enough to rive the bands of the Union asunder.”
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Present participle for to separate into pieces as a result of a collision, blow, shock, or strain
“The girl uttered a shriek that seemed to rive the skies.”
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Present participle for to split apart, typically with force
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“But she was not to come in as a wedge to rive her from this man.”
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Present participle for to cleave with a tool or weapon
“Two yellowjackets have bored so far into a fruit, they rive the meat from its core.”
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