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Synonyms for sliver
ˈslɪv ərsliv·er

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  1. sliververb

    To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit; as, to sliver wood.

    slice, splinter, shard

Princeton's WordNet

  1. splinter, slivernoun

    a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal

    "he got a splinter in his finger"; "it broke into slivers"

    shaving, paring, splinter

  2. paring, sliver, shavingverb

    a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something

    shave, shaving, paring, grazing, splinter, skimming

  3. sliver, splinterverb

    divide into slivers or splinters

    secede, splinter, break away

  4. splinter, sliververb

    break up into splinters or slivers

    "The wood splintered"

    secede, splinter, break away

  5. sliververb

    form into slivers

    "sliver wood"


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  1. slivernoun


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  1. List of paraphrases for "sliver":

    shard, glow

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  1. Stephen Innes:

    Any sliver of optimism on the trade war front will be viewed in a very positive light, surely both parties can't be happy to move forward with their scorched earth policy.

  2. Michael Baron:

    That's a tiny sliver of their potential.

  3. Dan Hoffman:

    The way you run information operations is, you tell a sliver of truth and lie about the rest, vladimir Putin knows how to do this. He is an ex-KGB agent.

  4. Natalie Wood:

    We gave Evan the last rites and then we turned off her life support, she was declared brain dead…The hospital kept giving me a sliver of hope. I knew it was wrong, but I wanted it to be true. So I hung on for a week. It’s rough. I feel like I’ve been very, very beaten. I hurt from head to toe with the pain of losing my daughter.

  5. Sherri Pomeroy:

    We lost more than Belle yesterday. One thing that gives me a sliver of encouragement is that Belle was surrounded yesterday by her church family that she loved fiercely and vice versa, as senseless as this tragedy was, our Belle would not have been able to deal with losing so much family yesterday.

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