Of all the evil angels of humanity, that one is the most cruel whose mission it is to sunder the loves of the household.
Could I not have riven his body in sunder and strewn it on the waves?
As in a swoon I lay, through which suddenly came the words: 'What God hath joined, man cannot sunder.'
We glare and fume and could gladly see them all maced in sunder with battle-axes.
These, indeed, are the marks which sunder even the simplest civilization from barbarism.
But you would not sunder so holy a bond as that of marriage, Hugh?
For “smite in sunder, or wound the heads;” some word answering to the Latin conquassare.
They say, Let us break their bands in sunder and cast away their cords.
Can he come between a couple and the altar, and sunder those that God and the priest make one?
It affirms that the great body of humanity is one, and that it is death to sunder it.
Old English sundrian, from sundor "separately, apart," from Proto-Germanic *sunder (cf. Old Norse sundr, Old Frisian sunder, Old High German suntar "aside, apart"), from PIE root *sen(e)- denoting "separation" (cf. Sanskrit sanutar "far away," Avestan hanare "without," Greek ater "without," Latin sine "without," Old Church Slavonic svene "without," Old Irish sain "different"). Related: Sundered; sundering.