cleaving

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

cleaving

  1. Present participle of cleave.

Noun[edit]

cleaving (plural cleavings)

  1. The act of one who cleaves, splits, or severs.
    • 2010, Greg Kucich, Keats, Shelley, and Romantic Spenserianism (page 273)
      Many of Spenser's readers today find the cleavings and reunifications of Redcrosse and Una presenting a psychodrama of mental fragmentation []
  2. The act of one who cleaves, clings, or adheres.
    • 1813, John Owen, The grace and duty of being spiritually minded
      On all of them they renew their cleavings to God with love and delight.