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Friday, December 05, 2008

Definitions for dissever

  1. to separate or part; sever

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Citations for dissever
He had contrived, or rather he had happened, to dissever himself from the world -- to vanish -- to give up his place and privileges with living men. T. J. Lustig, Yearbook of English Studies
When Plato projected his ideal Republic, he made definite provisions for a class of warriors. Thus one of the most imaginatively creative men who ever lived, and the father of Utopias, could not dissever himself sufficiently from his age even to speculate upon a civilization which transcended war. Robert F. Wagner, New York Times
Origin of dissever
1250-1300
c.1250, from Anglo-French deseverer, from Old French dessevrer, from Latin disseparare, from dis- + separare
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