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Disunite   Listen
verb
Disunite  v. t.  (past & past part. disunited; pres. part. disuniting)  
1.
To destroy the union of; to divide; to part; to sever; to disjoin; to sunder; to separate; as, to disunite particles of matter.
2.
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!"






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"Disunite" Quotes from Famous Books



... change which was made in the persons who composed the Ministry, and the still greater which was made and avowed in its constitution. As to individuals, other methods were employed with them, in order so thoroughly to disunite every party, and even every family, that no concert, order, or effect, might appear in any future opposition. And in this manner an Administration without connection with the people, or with one another, was first put in possession of Government. What good consequences ...
— Thoughts on the Present Discontents - and Speeches • Edmund Burke

... ah, ha, or hal as its phonetic equivalent, we have, as the elements of the word represented by the whole glyph (omitting the prefix), ch'-ch'ah. As choch (chochah), Perez, and chooch (choochah), Henderson, signify "to loosen, untie, disunite, detach," this may be the true interpretation of the symbol. The presence of the eye in a symbol appears, as a rule, to have no special significance, as is shown by its presence sometimes in the symbols for the days chicchan and oc. It is worthy of note that Dr Seler introduces into ...
— Day Symbols of the Maya Year • Cyrus Thomas

... comes victorious out of this contest, she has it in her to become the first city of Greece. Your vote is to decide whether we are to join battle or not. If we do not bring on a battle presently, some factious intrigue will disunite the Athenians, and the city will be betrayed to the Medes. But if we fight, before there is anything rotten in the state of Athens, I believe that, provided the gods will give fair play and no favor, we are able to get the best ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1 • Various

... still the feeling at that time was different from the one which at present exists. Then it might be compared to the feeling in the heart of a younger son of an ancient house, who had been compelled by harsh treatment to disunite from the head of the family, and provide for himself—still proud of his origin, yet resentful at the remembrance of injury—at times vindictive, at others full of tenderness and respect. The aristocratical and the democratical impulses by turns gaining the ascendant it was then a ...
— Diary in America, Series Two • Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)

... thundered over the rocks of the mountains, and to the creaking of trees before the wind, and to the measured thud-thud of the waves; as one listened to all this, the thousand sounds seemed to combine into a single heaviness of hurried clamour, and involuntarily one found oneself striving to disunite them, and to space them even as one spaces ...
— Through Russia • Maxim Gorky



Words linked to "Disunite" :   joint, split up, divorce, set apart, compartmentalize, cut up, move, break up, disjoin, polarize, snap, tear, disunion, rupture, sever, polarise, compartmentalise, sequester, disjoint, isolate, displace, split, gin, dissociate, part, divide



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