Nothing but the most powerful common interests could have drawn the dissevered halves of Germany together.
Greek culture had been the product of the city-state, and Hellenism could not be dissevered from the city.
as dissevered from the more complex whole of which they are necessary elements.
A common war against a common enemy now appeared the surest means of welding the dissevered halves of Germany together, and for this war Bismarck steadily prepared.
Here they are supposed to exist, dissevered from experience, and are allowed validity as determinations of things in themselves.