atwain

[ uh-tweyn ]
/ əˈtweɪn /

adverb Archaic.

in twain; in two; apart.

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Origin of atwain

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at a-1, twain

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Example sentences from the Web for atwain

  • Thy father hath given the cloak to me, wherefore then hast thou cut it atwain?

  • Her looks involuntarily followed the water's stately course, which, like a silver band, cut Paris atwain.

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