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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.

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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.

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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.

McCarthy knows how riven the GOP is currently, and minding that divide is crucial for any party leader.

But on the French left — riven by ideological splits from competing centuries — that job is akin to herding cats.

The field was lackluster and riven by scandal (hello, Carlos Danger).

These things were supposed to protect Sweden from the class-and-ethnic conflict that has riven the United States, Britain, France.

And each side is riven by sharp internal divisions that make a deal difficult.

It was a white-on-white shooting of the sort that often goes unpublicized in a state riven by racial tensions.

Barbour tells pitifully how the fugitives' clothes and shoon were riven and rent before they reached Aberdeen.

Had he in him the makings of the mere trimmer and politician, in addition to the miserable vanity that had riven him to-day?

They, who have riven the shackles of low birth or poverty, and made for themselves a glorious name—out of nothing!

The stone would immediately be split and riven exactly in the manner required.

O for a grotto frost-lined and rill-riven,Scooped in the rock under cataract vast!


On this page you'll find 61 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to riven, such as: busted, collapsed, cracked, crumbled, crushed, and damaged.

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