verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of splinter
OTHER WORDS FROM splintersplin·ter·less, adjectivesplin·ter·y, adjectiveun·splin·tered, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for splinter
It handily sucked out a nearly invisible splinter from my partner’s hand, and its lightweight and compact nature means it’s easy to fit it into your pack or car for any adventures you have planned.
This faction of the opposition is itself fractured into dozens of splinter groups.Al Qaeda Makes a Play for the U.S. Allies the War Against ISIS Depends On|Jacob Siegel|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
DS: I got a splinter of wood through my ear as some doors were exploding.Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’: From Chubby-Cheeked Aristo to Lean, Mean American Psycho|Tim Teeman|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A tornado does not just topple trees, it tears off their branches and twists their trunks until they splinter.Oklahoma Tornado Devastation: What the Twister Left Behind|Michael Daly|May 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The second lesson is that progressive movements all too often splinter among themselves, rather than uniting around common values.Women Of The Wall Reaffirm Support For Sharansky Plan|Mira Sucharov|May 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Likewise, there have been reports of violence stemming from Southern splinter groups as well.
Who would not be irritated by a splinter, he asks, if the irritation leads to such an inrush of divine power and grace?A Handful of Stars|Frank W. Boreham
He stopped once to pick a splinter out of his thumb and Jeffords, who was coming up, asked, "Ain't cha got no gloves?"The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
He fixed his eyes on the mountain, and presently it began to groan and split and splinter.Wonder Tales from Many Lands|Katharine Pyle
He plucked a spear of grass and began to splinter it with his teeth.Justin Wingate, Ranchman|John H. Whitson
The splinter did not penetrate the potato easily and the fire was drawn in again to burn for another quarter of an hour.Troop One of the Labrador|Dillon Wallace