Like the vulture that is my true nature I circled the trio with shutter continuously shooting every torn limb in extreme close up.
But the picture is torn in half by the geographic separation of the friezes.
Each edition of the magazine will include a new chapters to be torn out and collected to form a book of the Pope Francis papacy.
She is about to get pages 196 and 197, torn from People and heavily marked with a highlighter pen, shoved under her door.
“I was worried our family would get torn apart,” Desirae recalled of her adolescent sense of powerlessness and desperation.
In another few seconds my shelter would be torn away, and I should be done for.
It would have torn my heart strings out to have left you, Oscar.
Behind him was the torn and ripped ship, but he did not look back at it.
I saw that the step of the mast must have been torn away by grinding upon the rocks.
His prop had broken and torn his motor clear out of his ship.
"water from the eye," Old English tear, from earlier teahor, tæhher, from Proto-Germanic *takh-, *tagr- (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian tar, Old High German zahar, German Zähre, Gothic tagr "tear"), from PIE *dakru-/*draku- (cf. Latin lacrima, Old Latin dacrima, Irish der, Welsh deigr, Greek dakryma). Tear gas first recorded 1917.
"act of ripping or rending," 1660s, from tear (v.1).
"pull apart," Old English teran (class IV strong verb; past tense tær, past participle toren), from Proto-Germanic *teran (cf. Old Saxon terian, Middle Dutch teren "to consume," Old High German zeran "to destroy," German zehren, Gothic ga-tairan "to tear, destroy"), from PIE *der- "tear" (cf. Sanskrit drnati "cleaves, bursts," Greek derein "to flay," Armenian terem "I flay," Old Church Slavonic dera "to burst asunder," Breton darn "piece").
The Old English past tense survived long enough to get into Bible translations as tare before giving place 17c. to tore, which is from the old past participle toren. Sense of "to pull by force" (away from some situation or attachment) is attested from late 13c. To be torn between two things (desires, loyalties, etc.) is from 1871.
1650s, mainly in American English, from tear (n.1). Related: Teared; tearing. Old English verb tæherian did not survive into Middle English.
tear 1 (târ)
A rip or rent in a material or structure.
tear 2 (tēr)
A drop of the clear salty liquid that is secreted by the lacrimal gland of the eye to lubricate the surface between the eyeball and eyelid and to wash away irritants.
To go very fast; rush around rapidly: McAllister had no inclination to go tear-assing up the slope and into the hills (entry form 1599+, variant 1940s+)
[fr the tear shape of some pearls]