splintering :

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s plin tuh ring

  • n  the act of chipping something
  • v  withdraw from an organization or communion
  • v  divide into slivers or splinters
  • v  break up into splinters or slivers

  • The title story and the masterful "Hell-Heaven" establish themes of quietly splintering families and thwarted passion; from there the collection builds in intensity to the triptych .
  • A forlorn polar bear stuck on a splintering glacier makes for a gripping visual, but a new report says there are millions of climate-change victims we don't see and many look .
  • Instead he found a tale of "splintering and rivalry and fighting for generations.
News & Articles

  • Sand­ers: Barking up the wrong tree
    Last summer I grew tired of my disfigured maple tree continually splintering into heavy, large and sharp pieces and damaging my neigh­bor’s house.
    June 14, 2013 - Wichita Falls Times Record News

  • Bud Selig in MLB.com
    They're analyzing all the bats,Selig said. "There's a lot of work going on right now. My concerns are the same. Every game I watch there's bats splintering. I'm sensitive about it."
  • Joe Biden in Kansas City Star
    This war must end, but there's much more at stake as to how it ends,said Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware. "If it ends with this country splintering, we will have, for a generation, our grandchildren engaged in a regional war that will be...
  • Omar al-Bashir in Tehran Times
    Every day we see a new faction, more splintering, even a group riding only three cars," Beshir said, adding: "I would like to declare the coming negotiations will be final ...... Any party (not honouring it) should be subject to...

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