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- v. Past participle of rive
- adj. torn apart
- adj. broken into pieces; split asunder
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- p. p. & a. from rive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Split; rent or burst asunder.
He also assumed that the England dressing room was by definition riven with cliques, self-interest and hostility to newcomers.
As CEO, Ford was a proponent of fuel-saving and hybrid car technology but struggled to implement that vision or to reform a corporate culture that insiders long described as riven by factions.
The licht o 'the can'le had burned up against it, an' riven't a 'to pieces.
In the days of the 'last minstrel' it was appropriate to describe this 'riven' relic as 'Newark's stately tower.' line 33.
Will - like PeterS, I must query your odd grammar: "With a deeply rived country" presumably you meant "riven".
UK airports yesterday, telling a hearing that the Commission's ruling was "riven" with apparent bias.
At least in this sense most American communities are not riven by culture wars about the private religiosity of public school teachers.
Nearly half 46 percent even said they strongly agreed that America is riven by religion.
This chapter includes evidence that, on its own, may suggest that Americans are riven by religion.
The idea that standards of politeness are declining in a country riven by antisocial behaviour and rudeness is wrong, according to research to be published by the Young Foundation.