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divisive
 a.  having a quality that divides, separates, or creates contention and discord
Classic Sentence: (89 in 6 pages)
1  Two divisions, the fifth and the sixth, had been annihilated.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—FOUR O'CLOCK IN THE AFTERNOON
2  Being two divisions, there were two columns of them; Wathier's division held the right, Delort's division was on the left.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX—THE UNEXPECTED
3  He had bivouacked at Dion-le-Mont, and had set out at daybreak; but the roads were impassable, and his divisions stuck fast in the mire.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI—A BAD GUIDE TO NAPOLEON; A GOOD GUIDE TO BULOW
4  Selfishness is not one of the divisions of the social order.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—BADLY SEWED
5  There will be, in all times and in all countries, particularly if religious divisions exist in those countries, fanatics who ask nothing better than to become martyrs.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 44 THE UTILITY OF STOVEPIPES
6  For these reasons, therefore, it was possible for Venice to make her constitution what it is, and to maintain it without divisions.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI.
7  The Romans separated into two divisions, one of which with the consul, the other with the centurion Tempanius by whose valour the army had that day been saved from utter rout.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XVIII.
8  It is easy, therefore, to understand how much mischief attends on such divisions.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXVII.
9  The automobile and bridge-whist had not only made more evident the social divisions in Gopher Prairie but they had also enfeebled the love of activity.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
10  Now, then, come the grand divisions of the entire whale host.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
11  Yes," he said, sucking his lips, and drawing a deep breath, "in the first place, make a pasty in four divisions.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III
12  Then when the whole field was covered with smoke, two divisions, Campan's and Dessaix's, advanced from the French right, while Murat's troops advanced on Borodino from their left.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXIII
13  Their father returned to his division and his wife, and only rarely sent his sons large sheets of grey paper, scrawled over in a bold clerkly hand.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
14  The best quarters in the village were assigned to cavalry-captain Denisov, the squadron commander, known throughout the whole cavalry division as Vaska Denisov.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IV
15  On the thirtieth he attacked Mortier's division, which was on the left bank, and broke it up.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence: (26 in 2 pages)
1  Label him what you will, Mr Bush harkens back to the kind of Republican who used to firmly control Texas. He's pro-business and pro-immigration, with less interest in divisive social issues.
2  This country still had a deeply oppressive, unequal and divisive political system.
3  The divisions we see in this school are the epitome of those occurring throughout the whole country.
4  Cell divisions during development occur in a fixed sequence.
5  The conference merely pointed up divisions in the party.
6  Two sofas placed back to back in the centre of a space can often define the divisions of space very well.
7  Despite the peace process, there are deep divisions in the community.
8  The improvement has been across the board, with all divisions either increasing profits or reducing losses.
9  Our main goal must be to heal the divisions in our society.
10  We must not perpetuate the religious divisions of the past.
11  Such mega-events have undergirded determination in government and the public alike to move on longstanding issues of housing and infrastructure; a flood of public-works projects have accelerated a profound reshaping of Rio de Janeiro, often in ways that reanimate bitterness over racial and class divisions.
12  Strategic policy during the War was vitiated because of a sharp division between "easterners" and "westerners".
13  Society is challenging the traditional sexual division of labour.
14  In future, staff recruitment will fall within the remit of the division manager.
15  Embryos grow by cell division.