dissever


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Related to dissever: Annabel Lee, seraphs
  • verb

Synonyms for dissever

to separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument

to make a division into parts, sections, or branches

Synonyms for dissever

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disannul, dissever, misdoubt, unravel, unthaw, irregardless.
A gruesome picture indeed, but with significant medieval overtones, for in the same way the purported death-scene photographs further dissever the always photogenic Princess and summon a grisly profit, so too the bodies of saints and holy persons in the Middle Ages could be distributed as relics or enshrined in reliquaries, thereby creating a market for miracle-seekers, pilgrims, and hawkers of all kinds.
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, without being admitted among the dead.
His double-dealing culminates in the "wild counsel" to unite with the enemy to destroy the object of rivalry, and then, "That done, dissever your united strengths" so as to attack each other (2.
So the mystery of Effing's early life is clearly another variation on the "disappearing man" motif, and Hawthorne's judgment of Wakefield is equally true of Julian Barber: "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, without being admitted among the dead" (160).
It dissevers the people from intercourse which would greatly advance their civilisation, and bars the access of improving knowledge to their minds.
Elderly recipients of cash aid were dissevers in 1980-81, but not in 1989-90.