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Usage examples for cleavage

  1. With his thick crop of black hair, his fleshy, high- colored, swarthy face, supported by a thick neck, he looked at first sight like one of Boileau's canons: but on a second glance there was that in the lines about the thick lips, in the dimple of the chin, in the turn of the square nostrils, with the broad irregular line of central cleavage, and, above all, in the eyes, with the steady light of an all- absorbing love that burned in them, which revealed the real character of the man- the wisdom of the thinker, the strenuous melancholy of a spirit that discerns the horizon on either side, and sees clearly to the end of winding ways, turning the clear light of analysis upon the joys of fruition, known as yet in idea alone, and quick to turn from them in disgust. – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
  2. Hence every wealthy man became a noble when he pleased, and thus exemption from taxation had come to present the line of cleavage between the rich and poor. – The Theory of Social Revolutions by Brooks Adams
  3. He studied the lines of cleavage in the rock, calculated the cost in labor and explosives of the stone brought down, and found it all interesting. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  4. You and I shall part, and the cleavage will be hidden under living grass and flowers that laugh in the sun. – The Fugitive by Rabindranath Tagore
  5. At no time in the Christian past had there been such a deep and wide cleavage in humanity. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  6. Her cleavage was close to his mouth. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  7. It is at this moment that the cleavage takes place. – A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury
  8. In spite of the Coalition, or perhaps because of it, the old strife of Whigs and Tories has revived, though the lines of cleavage are quite different from what they were. – Mr. Punch's History of the Great War by Punch
  9. The accompanying quartz, however, greatly predominates in quantity, but the most ready cleavage is determined by the abundance of mica in certain parts of the dark layer. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  10. In the development of the threadworm of the horse according to Boveri, the very first cleavage of the ovum establishes a distinction between somatic and reproductive cells. – Herbert Spencer by J. Arthur Thomson
  11. It was her first encounter since her clean cleavage from a strangely remote dream phase of her existence. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  12. It was the contrast of temperament and attitude which made the cleavage between Burke and the friends of the French Revolution deep and irreconcilable. – Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle by H. N. Brailsford
  13. The administration, however, had fallen off enormously in popularity, and the obstacles imposed by the fiscal cleavage appeared insuperable. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  14. This is, perhaps, one of the few, and certainly one of the most fundamental chasms of cleavage between the two sexes; a chasm bridged by habit invariably, because some sort of thoroughfare has to exist, bridged, too, more rarely, by intellectual understanding. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  15. And so inevitably to war- war with peculiar sadness and horror, in which the line of cleavage springs between all sorts of well- meaning people that used to know one another in friendship; but war which, whatever its fortunes, certainly sweeps the past into obscurity. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
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