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  • verbtear
  • verbbreak

synonyms for riven

  • divide
  • fray
  • rend
  • break
  • claw
  • cleave
  • crack
  • damage
  • extract
  • frazzle
  • gash
  • grab
  • impair
  • incise
  • injure
  • lacerate
  • mangle
  • mutilate
  • pluck
  • pull
  • rip
  • run
  • rupture
  • scratch
  • seize
  • separate
  • sever
  • shred
  • slash
  • slit
  • snatch
  • split
  • sunder
  • wrench
  • wrest
  • yank
  • evulse
  • pull apart
  • ribbon
  • rift
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antonyms for riven

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  • agree
  • aid
  • assist
  • close
  • combine
  • cure
  • fix
  • give
  • heal
  • help
  • insert
  • join
  • let go
  • marry
  • mend
  • obey
  • preserve
  • push
  • release
  • repair
  • sew
  • unite
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How to use riven in a sentence

However, instead of staying focused on eliminating al-Qaida and their leader, Osama bin Laden, we replaced the Taliban government with one riven with corruption and we also exacerbated tension between rival tribes and warlords.
WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WE'RE FIGHTING FOR ANYMOREKARL MARLANTESAUGUST 26, 2021TIME
South Korea elects a new President in March, and since Moon is ineligible to serve more than one term, he knows that time is running out to heal his riven homeland.
SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT MOON JAE-IN MAKES ONE LAST ATTEMPT TO HEAL HIS HOMELANDCHARLIE CAMPBELLJUNE 23, 2021TIME
The country clearly needs to unite in part because it’s so riven, helping misinformation and lies incite a crowd that physically attacked the country’s seat of legislative power.
POLITICAL UNITY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDERPHILIP BUMPJANUARY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
McCarthy knows how riven the GOP is currently, and minding that divide is crucial for any party leader.
KEVIN MCCARTHY’S RUDDERLESS GOP LEADERSHIPAARON BLAKEJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Barbour tells pitifully how the fugitives' clothes and shoon were riven and rent before they reached Aberdeen.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
Had he in him the makings of the mere trimmer and politician, in addition to the miserable vanity that had riven him to-day?
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
They, who have riven the shackles of low birth or poverty, and made for themselves a glorious name—out of nothing!
ALONEMARION HARLAND
The stone would immediately be split and riven exactly in the manner required.
THE ADVENTURES OF LOUIS DE ROUGEMONTLOUIS DE ROUGEMONT
O for a grotto frost-lined and rill-riven,Scooped in the rock under cataract vast!
THE BOOK OF HUMOROUS VERSEVARIOUS
Then with a creak of straining tackle and a hiss of riven water a gig was on us.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 159, DECEMBER 8, 1920VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO RIVEN

  • burst
  • busted
  • collapsed
  • cracked
  • crippled
  • crumbled
  • crushed
  • damaged
  • defective
  • demolished
  • disintegrated
  • dismembered
  • fractured
  • fragmentary
  • fragmented
  • hurt
  • in pieces
  • injured
  • mangled
  • mutilated
  • rent
  • riven
  • separated
  • severed
  • shattered
  • shredded
  • slivered
  • smashed
  • split
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.