Definition of Riven

1. Verb. (past participle of rive) ¹



2. Adjective. torn apart ¹

3. Adjective. broken into pieces; split asunder ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Riven

1. rive [v] - See also: rive

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Riven

rivalrously
rivalry
rivalry of retina
rivals
rivalship
rivalships
rivaroxaban
rivas
rivastigmine
rive
rived
rivel
rivelled
rivelling
rivels
riven (current term)
river
river-bank
river-bed
river-type fish
river bank
river banks
river basin
river basins
river bed
river beds
river birch
river blindness
river boat
river bottom

Literary usage of Riven

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"Buckingham went in person to Paris to discover how far he could count on French assistance. Having discovered that, though some help would be •riven to ..."

2. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"111 fares the bark with tackle riven, And ill when on the breakers driven, — 111 when the storm-sprite shrieks in air, And the scared mermaid tears her hair ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"The Improvement of harbors, bays and navi(?a- Ые riven within the States may be regulated by <*-te authority, if it does not Impair their free navigation as ..."

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