DISSECT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DISSECT
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dissect
 v.  cut open or cut apart; make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
Classic Sentence:
1  He might dissect, anatomize, and give names; but, not to speak of a final cause, causes in their secondary and tertiary grades were utterly unknown to him.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
2  I confess, that since Jonah, few whalemen have penetrated very far beneath the skin of the adult whale; nevertheless, I have been blessed with an opportunity to dissect him in miniature.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 102. A Bower in the Arsacides.
3  Human sciences dissect everything to comprehend it, and kill everything to examine it.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER X
4  He had no time for dissections, but he knew that he thought of the bullets only as things that could prevent him from reaching the place of his endeavor.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
5  No, will go on dissecting frogs.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
6  A surgeon purchased my body, carried me home, and dissected me.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXVIII
7  This school with its false depth, all on the surface, which dissects effects without going back to first causes, chides from its height of a demi-science, the agitation of the public square.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER I—THE SURFACE OF THE QUESTION
Example Sentence:
1  In some states, it is illegal to dissect cadaver.
2  In biology class we had to dissect a frog.
3  Commentators are still dissecting the election results.
4  The city is dissected by a network of old canals.
5  The dissection of frogs in the laboratory is particularly unpleasant to some students.
6  Your enjoyment of a novel can suffer from too much analysis and dissection.