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Example sentences from the Web for riven
The country clearly needs to unite in part because it’s so riven, helping misinformation and lies incite a crowd that physically attacked the country’s seat of legislative power.
McCarthy knows how riven the GOP is currently, and minding that divide is crucial for any party leader.
But on the French left — riven by ideological splits from competing centuries — that job is akin to herding cats.This Scary-Smart New Minister of Economy Might Just Turn France Around|Tracy McNicoll|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The field was lackluster and riven by scandal (hello, Carlos Danger).New York City Mayoral Race Looks Wonderfully Like Democracy at Its Best|Michael Daly|September 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These things were supposed to protect Sweden from the class-and-ethnic conflict that has riven the United States, Britain, France.
And each side is riven by sharp internal divisions that make a deal difficult.
It was a white-on-white shooting of the sort that often goes unpublicized in a state riven by racial tensions.James Peters, the Scottsdale Cop Involved in Six Justifiable Homicides|Terry Greene Sterling|September 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Barbour tells pitifully how the fugitives' clothes and shoon were riven and rent before they reached Aberdeen.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
Had he in him the makings of the mere trimmer and politician, in addition to the miserable vanity that had riven him to-day?Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
They, who have riven the shackles of low birth or poverty, and made for themselves a glorious name—out of nothing!Alone|Marion Harland
The stone would immediately be split and riven exactly in the manner required.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont|Louis de Rougemont
O for a grotto frost-lined and rill-riven,Scooped in the rock under cataract vast!The Book of Humorous Verse|Various