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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIVORCE

Should you have thought she'd marry so soon after her divorce?

The good bishop believed she had jeopardised her soul with divorce.

I am bound, after the divorce, to marry the woman I have seduced.

But I can't get a divorce while I'm shut up in this house and watched.

Nothing human could divorce ties which nature had so strongly woven.

Did her husband wish to divorce her so as to marry Silviane?

The manner in which he speaks of divorce shocked me beyond expression.

Divorce is not countenanced by opinion in Paris, though permitted by law.

It is punished by divorce, which is a house of refuge for most men.

I am ready to agree to everything you desire, even to a divorce if you demand it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French divorce (14c.), from Latin divortium "separation, dissolution of marriage," from divertere "to separate, leave one's husband, turn aside" (see divert). Not distinguished in English from legal separation until mid-19c.

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