“Heche's scenes with Depp have a rending poignancy,” Rolling Stone reviewed.
As he thrust back his chair, there came from the floor beneath—from the wall immediately behind him—an ominous, rending sound.
And then was heard the rending of the rock as Fenrir broke loose.
A roar, like the rending asunder of the firmament, caused my soul to expand with horror and joy.
Was it the summons of Truth which was rending the whole nature in this way?
The rending power of roots on rocks has been greatly overrated.
At this moment there was a horrible crash of rending and breaking.
It would have been as easy to snatch the carcass from the tiger that was rending it.
By a rending effort of the will he woke the rest of the room up.
AM so apt to think that the rending of an outer garment is a token of true penitence and amendment of life.
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.