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Definition of "riven" []

  • Past participle of rive (verb)
  • Torn apart (adjective)
  • Broken into pieces; split asunder (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "riven" in a sentence
  • "He also assumed that the England dressing room was by definition riven with cliques, self-interest and hostility to newcomers."
  • "As CEO, Ford was a proponent of fuel-saving and hybrid car technology but struggled to implement that vision or to reform a corporate culture that insiders long described as riven by factions."
  • "The licht o 'the can'le had burned up against it, an' riven't a 'to pieces."