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 Sentences of cleft
Definition:
n. crack or crevice; a split or indentation between two parts, as of the chin
Example:
Trying for a fresh handhold, the mountain climber grasped the edge of a cleft in the sheer rock face.
Sentence in Classic:
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 Context
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 Context
Then jumping to his feet, he snatched the cleft stick from the Dodger; and, advancing to Oliver, viewed him round and round; while the Jew, taking off his nightcap, made a great number of low bows to the bewildered boy.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
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 Context
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 Context
Amidst it all flows wide the likeness of the swelling sea, wrought in gold, though the foam surged gray upon blue water; and round about dolphins, in shining silver, swept the seas with their tails in circle as they cleft the tide.
The Aeneid By Virgil Context
Meanwhile, by a cleft between two walls of rock, following a path worn by a torrent, and which, in all human probability, human foot had never before trod, Dantes approached the spot where he supposed the grottos must have existed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
But down beneath me in a cleft of the hills there was a circle of the old stone huts, and in the middle of them there was one which retained sufficient roof to act as a screen against the weather.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
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 Context