into separate parts; in or into pieces: Lightning split the old oak tree asunder.
apart or widely separated: as wide asunder as the polar regions.
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How to use asunder in a sentence
Overnight, lives were torn asunder as “evacuees” were hastily gathered at “assembly centers” and taken to “relocation centers”— euphemisms for the camps that imprisoned them through much of the war.How Eleanor Roosevelt Worked to Stop Her Husband Approving Japanese Internment Camps During World War II | Francine Uenuma | February 18, 2022 | Time
Really hate to see families cast asunder when kids are involved, but I also hate to see kids trapped in a hell of their parents’ making.What It Means When Your Wife Says She Slept With George Clooney | Eugene Robinson | December 8, 2020 | Ozy
How does an event like this one tear relationships asunder and push new ones together?
By breaking up the biggest banks, conservatives will not be putting asunder what the free market has joined together.
And when you tear asunder codependent organisms, trouble comes knocking.An Epidemic of Absence: Destroying the Bugs in Our Bodies Can Be Dangerous to Our Health | Moises Velasquez-Manoff | September 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
But there is an ongoing rupture with Bill; their marriage was truly torn asunder last season.
Many couples are torn asunder by financial devastation, not to mention the usual results of sharing too much sexual information.
The legal framework of the State and of obedience to the law in which industrial society is set threatens to break asunder.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
The framework in which our industrial life is set cannot be readily broken asunder.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
The horizon, however, was lowering and hazy, and the sun had not force enough to tear the murky veil asunder.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
He hath decked it with silver and gold: he hath put it together with nails and hammers, that it may not fall asunder.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
The cage went down by the run into the boat, and with a crash fell asunder.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for asunder
(postpositive) in or into parts or pieces; apart: to tear asunder
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