Riven

[ɹ_ˈɪ_v_ə_n], [ɹˈɪvən], [ɹˈɪvən]

Definitions of Riven:

  1.   Of Rive; rent or burst asunder. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for Riven:

  1. Were the mountains to be riven with thunder, and the great deep to be thrown up by storm, he would not tremble. ” – China and the Chinese by Herbert Allen Giles
  2. Then he gave the riven banner To the old man's shaking hand, Saying- That is all I bring ye From the bravest of the land! ” – Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and Other Poems by W.E. Aytoun
  3. Will not the fellowship be all the more riven if thou depart and we see thee no more? ” – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  4. And the Shepherd found His sheep, and He returns across the hills singing the song of the triumph of grace- And up from the mountains, thunder- riven And up from the rocky steep, A cry arose to the gates of heaven, 'Rejoice! ” – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  5. The descendant of the Kamehamehas said: The dead king was brought in royal state down the long, winding road that descends from the rim of the crater to the scorched and chasm- riven plain that lies between the 'Hale mau mau' and those beetling walls yonder in the distance. ” – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  6. How could these two, betrothed to each other, not feel, though without coming to open dissension, that between them had flowed the inlet of water by which they had been riven asunder? ” – The Parisians, Book 11. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  7. But all through the mountains, thunder- riven And up from the rocky steep, There arose a glad cry to the height of heaven, Rejoice! ” – Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days by Annie L. Burton
  8. Those who build without allowing for it find their well- constructed edifices riven as by an earthquake. ” – Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries by Annie Besant
  9. From this fortress there were but few roads to the south of France available for troops, through the riven and rugged regions of the western Jura. ” – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  10. The lightning set fire to forests and towers, and floods poured from the riven clouds. ” – The Golden Age in Transylvania by Mór Jókai

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