Related formsun·riv·en, adjective
Definition for riven (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), rived, rived or riv·en, riv·ing.
verb (used without object), rived, rived or riv·en, riv·ing.
Origin of rive
Related formsun·rived, adjective
Examples from the Web for riven
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.
The country is riven by tribalism, regionalism and a host of armed militias who so far have refused to disarm.
In the same way, the section of wood so riven was split again and again until each split was thin enough.The Boy Settlers|Noah Brooks
There was a crash of riven timbers, the crunching ring of metal, quick oaths, a cry.Poor Man's Rock|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Being well aware of this, they all held their peace while he landed on a spur of the riven cliff.Blown to Bits|R.M. Ballantyne
The tree of her protection can never be riven by the lightning, nor broken by the blast.Sermons of Christmas Evans|Joseph Cross
Beneath spreading trees, were a dozen or more diminutive houses, with latticed sides and roofs of riven oak boards.Mothering on Perilous|Lucy S. Furman