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 Meanings and Examples of CLEAVE
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cleave
 v.  split with or as if with a sharp instrument; pierce or penetrate; remain faithful to
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  These words rang in Dantes' ears, even beneath the waves; he hastened to cleave his way through them to see if he had not lost his strength.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
2  An hour passed, during which Dantes, excited by the feeling of freedom, continued to cleave the waves.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
3  They cleave their furrows together, and all the sea is torn asunder by oars and triple-pointed prows.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
4  The tall ash echoes to the axe's strokes; they overturn pines that soar into the sky, and busily cleave oaken logs and scented cedar with wedges, and drag mountain-ashes on their groaning waggons.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
5  But she found a Washington which did not cleave to Main Street.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
6  She was coming out of Marseilles harbor, and was standing out to sea rapidly, her sharp prow cleaving through the waves.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
7  They sailed; Edmond was again cleaving the azure sea which had been the first horizon of his youth, and which he had so often dreamed of in prison.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
8  The sailors had again hoisted sail, and the vessel was once more cleaving the waves.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
9  And then her thoughts, cleaving through space like a bird in the air, rested on Cavalcanti.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 99. The Law.
10  Ay, that was a day of cleaving of shields, when a hundred banners were bent forwards over the heads of the valiant, and blood flowed round like water, and death was held better than flight.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
11  Stephen, his tongue cleaving to his palate, bowed his head, praying with his heart.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
12  A cannon ball, cleaving the air, flew over the heads of Bagration and his suite, and fell into the column to the measure of "Left."
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XVIII
13  So speaking, he darts from heaven's height, and cleaving the breezy air, seeks Ascanius.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK NINTH
14  He refused to wear soft hats; cleaved to a hard derby, as a symbol of virility and prosperity; and sometimes he forgot to take it off in the house.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
15  The axe cleaved the air in front of Heyward, and cutting some of the flowing ringlets of Alice, quivered in the tree above her head.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
Example Sentence:
1  Julia Child can cleave a whole roast duck in two.
2  We can grouse about how greed motivated Hollywood to cleave the final "The Hunger Games" book into two sections.
3  They just cleave the stone along the cracks.
4  This material cleaves to the skin.