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.
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 MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 102. A Bower in the Arsacides.
3 Human sciences dissect everything to comprehend it, and kill everything to examine it.
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.
5 No, will go on dissecting frogs.
6 A surgeon purchased my body, carried me home, and dissected me.
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 HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 10: CHAPTER I—THE SURFACE OF THE QUESTION