Examples of dismember in a Sentence
The victims' bodies had been dismembered and buried in the basement.
quickly dismembered the old toolshed and hauled it off to the dump
Recent Examples of dismember from the Web
Testimony indicated Millan in 2013 used an ax to dismember a girl and burned her body in front of her parents to punish her father.
The children were attacked and dismembered in the belief that their body parts will bring wealth.
At the time of his death, Evans was incarcerated for killing and dismembering his girlfriend.
Boulder investigators are on the third day of a search of an Arkansas landfill looking for evidence related to the grisly February murder of Ashley Mead, who is believed to have been killed in Boulder and dismembered in Louisiana.
Deadly violence rocks Mexico ahead of elections: A 24-hour wave of gang violence across Mexico left more than 20 people dead, some found with their bodies dismembered and stuffed in plastic bags, local officials say.
There, a small army of big-forearmed men selectively dismember and grade tuna before chefs arrive to inspect and sample the torsos.
The victims were partially dismembered and then set aflame in the back of the vehicle, which was dumped along a New Orleans East roadway near the intersection of Michoud Boulevard and Interstate 10.
Rami Razzouk, a coroner at the hospital who inspected the bodies, said those of children were brought in mostly dismembered while the men had died from shelling or heavy machine-gun fire.
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Origin and Etymology of dismember
Middle English dismembren, from Anglo-French desmembrer, from des- dis- + membre member
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
DISMEMBER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dismember for English Language Learners
: to cut or tear (a body) into pieces
: to separate (something) into smaller parts
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