Origin of asunder
Examples from the Web for asunder
What singular warning of chance or of destiny tore them asunder?Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship and Travels, Vol. I (of 2)|Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Factions, of every degree of tyranny and vice, tore it asunder.
To distract, means literally to pull a thing two different ways—even to pull it asunder.All Saints' Day and Other Sermons|Charles Kingsley
Hand in hand we must take our way, and death alone could tear us asunder.The Betrayal of John Fordham|B.L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
And straightway Attus took the whetstone and cut it asunder.Stories From Livy|Alfred Church
Word Origin for asunder
mid-12c., contraction of Old English on sundran (see sunder). Middle English used to know asunder for "distinguish, tell apart."