I had recourse to the expedient of spreading my letters on a dry towel and draining them before attempting to dissever the leaves.
But the check is for a time—the gap and chasm does not dissever.
He then corded it so firmly that it would require both industry and patience to dissever the several knots and twistings.
For himself, of course he loved knowledge; yet he would not dissever it from its value in the art of living.
So the man was able to dissever the ghastly head and thus to slay the monstrous dragon.
But—and I forbear to lead up to it artistically—I dissever myself from your chariot wheels.
The Muslim might dissever heads as carelessly as he plucked an orange, they were those of unbelievers, not of girls.
You can dissever none of these facts one from the other, and we now approach the “one man principle.”
He strove to unfasten her girdle, but might not dissever the clasp.
Secrecy and guilt go so perpetually together, that it is almost difficult for the mind to dissever them.