“Sex and sexual activity is not quite so much a guarantee of dismemberment and death,” she says.
The dismemberment of Ukraine is as much his cause as theirs.
He rejected the idea of photographing the dismemberment he saw on the battlefield; that would, he felt, have served no purpose.
She saw triumphant the cause she had upheld and her enemies sorrow-stricken at the dismemberment they had suffered.
Great as the evil is, a dismemberment of the union would be worse.
We might even say that the dismemberment at present is going deeper than ever, as it is now cleaving the minds as well.
It was this that threatened the dismemberment of the Union in 1832.
What is more, Russian society approved of this dismemberment.
Would she have wantonly plotted the dismemberment of France?
With such ideas I did not believe in the dismemberment of the United States.
c.1300, from Old French desmembrer (11c.), from Medieval Latin dismembrare "tear limb from limb; castrate," from Latin de- "take away" + membrum "limb" (see member). Related: Dismembered; dismembering.
dismember dis·mem·ber (dĭs-měm'bər)
v. dis·mem·bered, dis·mem·ber·ing, dis·mem·bers
To amputate a limb or a part of a limb.