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suhn der

  • v  break apart or in two, using violence

  • Giant fissures sunder the hills and there are yawning voids where roads should be.
  • And, of course, there has to be something to sunder them at the end.
  • Or that his rich uncle or her rich neighbors cruelly tried to sunder their relationship.
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  • Books: David Cannadine’s “The Undivided Past” review.
    In this impassioned and erudite critique of historical thinking, Cannadine addresses the impulse to “sunder all the peoples of the world into belligerent collectivities.” Highlighting such group identities as religion, nation, class, gender, and race, Cannadine argues that our tendency to create binary narratives of “us versus . . . (Subscription required.)
    July 1, 2013 - The New Yorker

  • Bill DeWeese in NEPA News
    Former Speaker Perzel needs to be helpful, accommodating, and realistic,DeWeese said. "If we are not allowed to change the office suites posthaste, it would be a rejection of our fine traditions and potentially sunder the amicability and...
  • Jerry Coyne in Huffington Post (blog)
    Nevertheless, Coyne concludes with a plea to his reader to not give in to the misconception that "accepting evolution will somehow sunder our society, wreck our morality, impel us to behave like beasts, and spawn a new generation of Hitlers and...

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