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disunited

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj disunited having been divided; having the unity destroyed "Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of disconnected local forces"-Samuel Lubell","a league of disunited nations"- E.B.White","a fragmented coalition","a split group"
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Quotations

  • Bhagavad Gita
    Bhagavad Gita
    “The disunited mind is far from wise; how can it meditate? How be at peace? When you know no peace, how can you know joy?”
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund%20Burke
    “What ever disunites man from God, also disunites man from man.”

Usage

In literature:

Their petty jealousies kept them disunited at an epoch when the best chance of national freedom lay in a federation.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
They can never be disunited who have all taken to a common wife.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
It is easier for a few, when united, to conquer, than for many, when disunited.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
It isolates, disunites, and tends to annihilate not only its opposite but itself.
"Shakespearean Tragedy" by A. C. Bradley
Their alliance was proper and necessary for us, because we were then in an unnatural state, disunited from England.
"Dialogues of the Dead" by Lord Lyttelton
When the nation is disunited, the detached segment becomes a different kind of body.
"The Arena" by Various
O nothing can ever disunite us!
"Dead Man's Plack and an Old Thorn" by William Henry Hudson
But the "poor mechanics and laborers" exercised a tremendous influence on the destinies of the young, and as yet disunited republic.
"The Land We Live In" by Henry Mann
But they will disunite of themselves.
"The Flutter of the Goldleaf; and Other Plays" by Olive Tilford Dargan and Frederick Peterson
But the barbarity of my fate soon saved her the task of disuniting us.
"Memoirs Of Fanny Hill" by John Cleland
HARTINGTON doesn't bind himself to go with CHAMBERLAIN; and altogether the Unionist Party seems a little disunited.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, August 13, 1887" by Various
No highest man can disunite himself from any lowest.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
But too often they are disunited; and then, though still Powers, they are but feeble, and their defeats are frequent as their triumphs.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
Disunited, you can do nothing; united you will be stronger than your oppressors.
"The Poniard's Hilt" by Eugène Sue
A family thus disunited will be much more open to influence from without.
"Priests, Women, and Families" by J. Michelet
First: The commands were various and disunited.
"Crecy" by Hilaire Belloc
Man has no right to join what his Maker has put asunder; to reunite what he has disunited.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Turkey, who was at war with Italy at the time, was weak and disunited.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Could the church consecrate what was commonplace, disunited, separated?
"A Twofold Life" by Wilhelmine von Hillern
It was too disunited and too listless for action.
"Eastern Nights - and Flights" by Alan Bott
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In poetry:

Dis-stance: versts, reaches...
They've disbanded, disrupted us,
Disunited and dissolved us,
Not knowing that we are an alloy
""Dis-stance: versts, miles"" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
They will promptly place a god in the wound,
as in every place, as everywhere,
they will place a god there
for us to worship, because he protects
whatever disunites itself.
"Second Elegy: The Getica" by Nichita Stanescu

In news:

The disunited states of Obama.
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