disunion

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n disunion the termination or destruction of union
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disunion A breach of concord and its effect; alienation. "Such a disunion between the two houses as might much cloud the happiness of this kingdom."
    • Disunion The termination of union; separation; disjunction; as, the disunion of the body and the soul.
    • Disunion The termination or disruption of the union of the States forming the United States. "I have not accustomed myself to hang over the precipice of disunion ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disunion Severance of union; separation; disjunction; rupture.
    • n disunion A breach of amity; rupture of union in feeling or opinion; contentious disagreement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Disunion dis-ūn′yun want of union: breaking up of union or concord: separation
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. dis-, + union,: cf. F. désunion,

Usage

In literature:

The spirit of disunion was rampant in all parts of the South.
"Stories Of Georgia" by Joel Chandler Harris
All thoughtful subjects of "The Kingdom of Heaven" must lament this state of disunion and weakness.
"The Kingdom of Heaven; What is it?" by Edward Burbidge
But among the four Powers there was far more of disunion than union.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
It is not a mere sentimental enthusiasm which leads us to combat disunion and to cherish the greatness and oneness of our country.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863" by Various
On the German frontier political disunion was fatal to the success of the allies.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
It was in fact only the disunion of its opponents which allowed it to hold its ground.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
It was the time of breaking up of party lines, and many believed that the hour of disunion had arrived.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
And this disunion made permanent, others will develop themselves, and in time be consummated.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863" by Various
Must we rush on to disunion, and civil wars, and servile wars, till all their train of horrors pass over us like devouring fire?
"An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism" by Catharine E. Beecher
His party, however, was weakened by disunion, and he won no serious support in Scotland.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
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In poetry:

I preached the rule of Faith and brotherly Communion,
The law of Peace and Beauty and the death of Strife,
And painted in great words the horror of disunion,
The vainness of self-worship, and the waste of life.
"The Land Of Pallas" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

Doug Lamborn's state of disunion .
'Real Housewives of New Jersey' recap: Mother and child disunion .
The attack highlights questions of organization and disunion amongst the rebels.
European Disunion Faces Endgame .
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