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 Meanings and Examples of CLEFT
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cleft
 n.  crack or crevice; a split or indentation between two parts, as of the chin
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  It was Heron who had called out and, as he marched forward between his two attendants, he cleft the air before him with a thin cane in time to their steps.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
2  An instant of wild flight had delivered him and the cry of triumph which his lips withheld cleft his brain.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
3  Then through the darkness I could see a sort of patch of grey light ahead of us, as though there were a cleft in the hills.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
4  Time seemed to him to be crawling with feet of lead, while he by monstrous winds was being swept towards the jagged edge of some black cleft of precipice.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
5  She cleft the dusky air like an arrow.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
6  As the young hunter approached it, he perceived that a stick had been planted on it, with a sheet of paper stuck in the cleft fork of it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
7  In front of them ran the open cleft of the riding, between the hazel walls and the gay grey trees.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
8  He bore in his right hand a tallow candle stuck in the end of a cleft stick.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
9  Before she had returned Sam came in with three adders, one briskly coiling and uncoiling in the cleft of the stick, and the other two hanging dead across it.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 7 The Tragic Meeting of Two Old Friends
10  , who feared the dagger at his breast, and whose head was cleft with a hatchet.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
11  Uncas answered the whoop, and leaping on an enemy, with a single, well-directed blow of his tomahawk, cleft him to the brain.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
12  Meanwhile Aeneas and his fleet in unwavering track now held mid passage, and cleft the waves that blackened under the North, looking back on the city that even now gleams with hapless Elissa's funeral flame.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
13  So the cleft between the white and black South grew.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
14  I explained that they were bare masses of stone, with hardly enough earth in their clefts to nourish a stunted tree.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
15  The foremost Indian bounded like a stricken deer, and fell headlong among the clefts of the island.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
Example Sentence:
1  The wooden door had been cleft in two.
2  Their baby had an operation to repair a cleft palate.
3  Trying for a fresh handhold, the mountain climber grasped the edge of a cleft in the sheer rock face.