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: to legally dissolve one's marriage with : to end marriage with (one's spouse) by divorce (see divorce entry 1 sense 1)
She divorced her husband.
: to dissolve the marriage contract between
They were divorced last year.
They are getting divorced.
: to make or keep separate : separate
divorce church from state
media narratives divorced from reality
law : to obtain a divorce
They divorced two years later.
divorcé3 of 3
di·vor·cé də-ˌvȯr-ˈsā -ˈsē
Noun (1) Since getting a divorce, she has been raising her children alone. They went through a lengthy divorce. Their marriage ended in divorce. Financial problems are a leading cause of divorce. Verb After years of unhappiness, she decided to divorce him. They both agreed it was best to divorce. Their constitution divorces church and state. See More
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NounGisele Bündchen appears on the cover of Vanity Fair’s April issue, which features a candid interview with the Brazilian supermodel, who speaks out for the first time since her October divorce from Tom Brady. —Brittany Bowker, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Mar. 2023 Bündchen was first seen with the jiu-jitsu pro in November of last year, when the pair visited Provincia de Puntarenas (a province located on Costa Rica's coast), two weeks after her divorce from NFL star Tom Brady was finalized. —Tracey Harrington Mccoy, Peoplemag, 22 Mar. 2023 Valente accompanied Bündchen on two other trips to Costa Rica since her divorce from Brady was announced. —Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 22 Mar. 2023 Charles Vallow's fears Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow Kay Woodcock Charles Vallow filed for a divorce from Lori. —Kat Teurfs, Chelsea Narvaez, CBS News, 22 Mar. 2023 Even before the order was issued, Hartsfield had filed for divorce from her fourth husband, according to the records. —Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 22 Mar. 2023 So why address all this musically now, over three years after Hemsworth filed for divorce in August 2019? —Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 15 Mar. 2023 The lyric is layered as flowers are mentioned, like her No. 1 hit single that is allegedly about bouncing back from her divorce with Liam Hemsworth. —Samantha Olson, Seventeen, 10 Mar. 2023 But after seven months, the pair filed for divorce. —Jonah Valdez, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2023
VerbTheir latest reconciliation comes more than a year after Ray J filed in October 2021 to divorce the 38-year-old Prella Cosmetics founder, citing irreconcilable differences. —Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 2 Mar. 2023 Spielberg’s mother and his father Arnold would eventually divorce; Leah married that family friend, Bernie Adler, in 1967. —Time, 16 Nov. 2022 Anna became a household name when Vito tried to divorce her in the ’50s, infuriating the Cosa Nostra by revealing her soon-to-be ex’s many shady business dealings. —Hayley Maitland, Vogue, 12 Nov. 2021 The couple later would divorce amicably after Quinn came out as gay. —The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Apr. 2021 The couple separated in 1992, but didn't divorce officially until four years later, in 1996. —Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 24 Oct. 2020 Only a despised, dynamic American economy allows millions to divorce from it for a summer of protest. —Victor Davis Hanson Tribune News Service (tns), Star Tribune, 27 Aug. 2020 The couple originally dated in the early 2000s, getting engaged before going their separate ways; each going on to marry and subsequently divorce different partners. —C Mandler, CBS News, 15 Feb. 2023 But there’s something delicately stirring in what feels like a real-life role-playing between Simmons and Brooks (who would divorce eight years later in 1977) in a comparable cathartic roleplay to Mendes/Winslet in Revolutionary Road. —Nicholas Bell, SPIN, 14 Feb. 2023 See More
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