dismember

[ dis-mem-ber ]SEE DEFINITION OF dismember

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISMEMBER

Kiddie helped him only so far as to skin and dismember the rabbit and peel the onions.

After all, why dismember his library for the sake of saving a few shillings on carriage?

Too large to pass through the door, so they tried to dismember it.

John Henry's plot to dismember the Union disclosed to congress.

We have no desire whatever to dismember the territory of the empire.

If 283 they cannot manage this, they carry it to a rock, where they dismember it with their beak and claws.

They're weary of our existing government and are about to dismember or overthrow it?

Are we to dismember our country at the behest of a stranger, of a foreigner, and a Roman?

The German Powers will dismember France; but we, having little military weight, shall probably gain next to nothing.

Monsieur Eugène, still bowing low, although not quite so low as heretofore, endeavored to dismember Vaudrey the Minister.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French desmembrer (11c.), from Medieval Latin dismembrare "tear limb from limb; castrate," from Latin de- "take away" + membrum "limb" (see member). Related: Dismembered; dismembering.

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