Definition of rive
rivenplay \ˈri-vən\ also
Examples of rive in a Sentence
road pavement that had been riven by the annual freeze-and-thaw cycle
the bitter disappointment threatened to rive my heart in two
Recent Examples of rive from the Web
But for decades, the energy industry was poorly run and riven with corruption.
But that’s not much help in tracing the evolution of religious commitments in a century riven by conflicts between fundamentalists and modernists, evangelicals and fundamentalists, and so on.
The alternative — two big-tent parties competing to expand their appeal to new constituencies — is the only way to restore some semblance of comity to a nation deeply riven by factionalism.
The country was riven by conflict over the unpopular and failing Vietnam War.
Congress, riven by internecine conservative battles, has proved an embarrassment; the executive branch has shown itself to be elastic, but is not a monarchy.
For a quarter century, Sri Lanka was largely off-limits to tourists, riven by a brutal civil war that finally ended in 2009.
The movement’s various factions were riven by violent rivalries, and attacks on Pakistan’s towns and cities had largely ceased.
A church riven by scandal, and rank with unexpiated sin, is electing a new leader.
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Origin and Etymology of rive
Middle English, from Old Norse rīfa; akin to Greek ereipein to tear down
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of rive
RIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rive for English Language Learners
: to divide or split (something) especially in a forceful or violent way
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