from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To separate; sever.
- transitive v. To divide into parts; break up.
- intransitive v. To become separated or disunited.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To separate, split apart.
- v. To divide into separate parts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To part; to separate.
- transitive v. To part in two; to sever thoroughly; to sunder; to disunite; to separate; to disperse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dispart; divide asunder; separate; disunite by any means: as, the Reformation dissevered the Catholic Church.
- To part; separate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. separate into parts or portions
Granted things like Cellular, TMNT, Push and even the Fantastic Four films are a bit lack luster but I feel Evans consistently preformed higher than any of them dissever.
If our politicians in Washington don ` t wake up, more and more Americans are going to dissever themselves from our government.
What obstacles can there be, to dissever souls so paired?
And then he bade the youngest son dissever every one from other, and break everych by himself.
Wherefore, as meseemeth, all gentlemen that bear old arms ought of right to honour Sir Tristram for the goodly terms that gentlemen have and use, and shall to the day of doom, that thereby in a manner all men of worship may dissever a gentleman from a yeoman, and from a yeoman a villain.
I was determined to dissever Bodington's soul next time we met if this indecipherable was as tough as his last.
I would dissever "the Kid's" memory from that of meaner villains, whose deeds have been attributed to him.
You attempt to live your life on one side only, to dissever that which was made for unity, and calamity comes to crush you.
Without hesitation, we may ascribe our minor sorrows to the one self-same source, the attempt to dissever the sensual sweet, the sensual strong, the sensual bright, from the moral sweet, the moral deep, the moral fair.
I had recourse to the expedient of spreading my letters on a dry towel and draining them before attempting to dissever the leaves.