Definition of Cleaving

1. Verb. (present participle of cleave) ¹



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Definition of Cleaving

1. cleave [v] - See also: cleave

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cleaving

cleavage furrows
cleavage lines
cleavage product
cleavage site
cleavage spindle
cleavages
cleave
cleaved
cleaved cell
cleavelandite
cleavelandites
cleaver
cleavers
cleaves
cleaveth
cleaving (current term)
cleche
clechy
cleck
clecked
clecking
clecks
cledge
cledgy
cledonomancy
cleek
cleeked
cleeking
cleekit
cleeks

Literary usage of Cleaving

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"For Hector pierced him through the cheek and ear ; cleaving his tongue and thrusting out his teeth, The point pass'd downward ; from the seat he fell, ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"THE CHAPTER OF THE cleaving ASUNDER IN the name of the merciful and compassionate God. When the heaven is cleft asunder, And when the stars are scattered, ..."

3. Nuts to Crack: Or, Quips, Quirks, Anecdote and Facete of Oxford and by Richard Gooch (1835)
"cleaving THE BLOCK, Is another custom that either was, or is, annually celebrated at Queen's College, Oxford, not pro bono publico, it seems, ..."

4. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander (1854)
"But thus much is clear, that from this he derived a sinful inclination cleaving to all men ; as, for example, where he speaks of sins to which men are led ..."

5. The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times by Edward Augustus Freeman (1892)
"There is really nothing to shake us in cleaving to the sound interpretation of Grote and Holm. The Athenians, at this stage, ..."

6. The Psalms and Hymns: With the Catechism, Confession of Faith and Liturgy of by Reformed Church in America, John Henry Livingston (1814)
"Y soul lies cleaving to the dust; Lord,, give me life divine : From vain desires and ev'ry lust, Turn off these eyes of mine. 2 I need the influ'nce of thy ..."

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