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[uh-tweyn] /əˈtweɪn/
adverb, Archaic.
in twain; in two; apart.
Origin of atwain
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at a-1, twain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Thy father hath given the cloak to me, wherefore then hast thou cut it atwain?

  • Her looks involuntarily followed the water's stately course, which, like a silver band, cut Paris atwain.

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