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divorce rate
(Adult / Slang)
The legal dissolution of a marriage.


(1) Larry (William Powell) to his wife Kay (Myrna Loy) in I Love You Again (1940): ' You know, a divorce can break up a marriage.'

(2) Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) to her ex-husband C.K. Dexter-Haven (Cary Grant) in The Philadelphia Story (1940): ' I thought it was for life but the nice judge gave me a full pardon.'

(3) Charlie McCarthy (voice of Edgar Bergen) in Look Who's Laughing (1941): ' Love is like champagne, marriage is the headache and divorce is the aspirin tablet.'

(4) Roslyn Taber (Marilyn Monroe) explaining why she is divorcing in The Misfits (1961): ' If I'm going to be alone, I want to be by myself.'

(5) Lena O'connor (Thelma Ritter) to Samantha Blake (Joanne Woodward) in A New Kind of Love (1963): ' One thing a fellah doesn't want from a girl is surprises. Forty percent of all divorce cases start on honeymoon night.'

(6) Oscar Ungar (Walter Matthau) in The Odd Couple (1968): 'Life goes on even for those of us who are divorced, broke and sloppy.'

(7) Felix Madison (Jack Lemmon) and Gwendolyn (Carole Shelley) in The Odd Couple (1968):
-- Felix: ' Divorce is a terrible thing.'
-- Gwendolyn: ' Oh! It can be if you haven't the right sollicitor.'

(8) Miles Monroe (Woody Allen) in Sleeper (1973): ' Ma, I've got something to tell you. Arlene and I have to get a divorce. She thinks I'm a pervert because I drank our water bed.'

(9) Vernon Hightower (Jeff Bridges) to his ex-wife Nadine (Kim Basinger) in Nadine (1987): ' No! No! I'm not in the 'Vernon darling' business no more.'

(10) Gavin d'Amato (Danny De Vito) in The War of the Roses (1989): ' A civilized divorce is a contradiction in terms.'

(11) Jess (Bruno Kirby) and Harry (Billy Crystal) in When Harry Met Sally (1989):-- Jess: ' Marriages don't break up on account of infidelity. It's just a symbol that something else is wrong.'-- Harry: ' Really?! Well, that symbol is fucking my wife.'

(12) Doug Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) shooting his wife Lori (Sharon Stone) in Total Recall (1990): ' Consider that a divorce.'

(13) Henny Youngman: ' Divorce if the result of compatibility turning into combatibility.'

(14) Margaret Atwood. Surfacing (1972): ' A divorce is like an amputation. You survive but there's less of you.'

Divorce rate
(Noun) The antonym of yoke
Divorce rate
(Noun) When a couple becomes separated

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