Friday, March 15, 2002
Definitions for sunder
- To break apart; to separate; to divide; to sever.
- To become parted, disunited, or severed.
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Citations for sunder
As the issue of slavery threatened to sunder the United States, President Abraham Lincoln, using biblical language, warned that "a house divided against itself cannot stand."
Momentous business was at hand, as the last colonial ties with England were about to be sundered, and Madison was compelled to take his stand for both a separation from the mother country and the erection of a republican form of government.