Yet many zombies exist in an advanced state of decomposition, and lack the strength to rend and devour for themselves.
I felt the mangling of the appetites Of the black panthers, of the savage kites, That were so fain to rend and pick my flesh.
Its action was so terrific that it did not rend or crack metal or stone which it struck.
And did you see that, at her first words, the veils that covered her began to rend?
This was the nation which the Secessionists proposed to rend asunder.
It was the lion Androcles had met in the desert, and the grateful animal would not rend his benefactor.
It pounced upon the body, and began to rend it with teeth and claws.
rend an ox with thy teeth, worry a hog with thy mouth, tear a lamb or a hare in pieces, and fall on and eat it alive as they do.
I search; I rend the air with my cries; alone silence responds to me.
His agents deceive us; they make treaties and do not keep them; they lie to us, and then we turn upon and rend them.
Old English rendan, hrendan "to tear, cut down," from West Germanic *randijanan (cf. Old Frisian renda "to cut, break," Middle Low German rende "anything broken," German Rinde "bark, crust"), probably related to rind. Related: Rended; rent; rending.