disunite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disunite force, take, or pull apart "He separated the fighting children","Moses parted the Red Sea"
    • v disunite part; cease or break association with "She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disunite To alienate in spirit; to break the concord of. "Go on both in hand, O nations, never be disunited , be the praise . . . of all posterity!"
    • Disunite To destroy the union of; to divide; to part; to sever; to disjoin; to sunder; to separate; as, to disunite particles of matter.
    • v. i Disunite To part; to fall asunder; to become separated. "The joints of the body politic do separate and disunite ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disunite To separate; disjoin; part: as, to disunite particles of matter.
    • disunite To set at variance; alienate.
    • disunite To part; fall asunder; become divided.
    • disunite Of a horse, in galloping, to move the left hind leg immediately after the right fore leg, or vice versa.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disunite dis-ū-nīt′ to separate what is united: to sever or sunder
    • v.i Disunite to fall asunder: to part
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Quotations

  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “The disunited mind is far from wise; how can it meditate? How be at peace? When you know no peace, how can you know joy?”
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund%20Burke
    “What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.”

Usage

In literature:

A Christian must not disunite the noblest of our tribe.
"Legends of the Rhine" by Wilhelm Ruland
They are very disunited, and wander about in separate hordes.
"Folklore as an Historical Science" by George Laurence Gomme
Christendom was in a parlous state, disunited and assailed by hosts of barbarians, Danes, Saracens, Hungarians.
"From a Terrace in Prague" by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
I jumped down and picked up the body of the lark and the head; the two being entirely disunited.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
On the table before me lies a coil of covered copper wire, with its ends disunited.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Let Slavery fall, and a million of bayonets could not keep the North and South disunited even twenty years.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 2, No 6, December 1862" by Various
But akin they are; and grief and pity 'tis that ever they should be disunited.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844" by Various
The only way to keep us from setting up for ourselves is to disunite us.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
The only way to keep us from setting up for ourselves is to disunite us.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
They could get no satisfactory answer from Aranjuez, where the vacillating, terrified, and disunited court now was.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
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In poetry:

Dis-stance: versts, reaches...
They've disbanded, disrupted us,
Disunited and dissolved us,
Not knowing that we are an alloy
""Dis-stance: versts, miles"" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
They will promptly place a god in the wound,
as in every place, as everywhere,
they will place a god there
for us to worship, because he protects
whatever disunites itself.
"Second Elegy: The Getica" by Nichita Stanescu

In news:

The disunited states of Obama.
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