verb (used with object), rent, rend·ing.
verb (used without object), rent, rend·ing.
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Origin of rend
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OTHER WORDS FROM rendrend·i·ble, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for rend
Faced with a potentially heart-rending novel, I’ve always found it wise to take a few deep breaths and steel myself for the worst.When I find fiction too draining, I turn to books about books. They can be as thrilling as a whodunit.|Michael Dirda|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
Laurie Metcalf gave a heart-rending portrayal of a businesswoman suffering from early dementia in The Other Place.
About 1.7 million viewers tuned in to the heart-rending drama.
The News From Spain By Joan Wickersham Seven heart-rending love stories only peripherally about Spain.This Week’s Hot Reads, Sept. 24, 2012: David Denby, Alex Witchel & More|Mythili Rao|September 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Oscar winner Susan Sarandon delivers a brilliant, heart-rending performance in the delightful dramedy Jeff, Who Lives at Home.Susan Sarandon on ‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home,’ Limbaugh, the GOP, Tim Robbins, and More|Marlow Stern|March 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They contain some of the most exquisite, heart-rending, and thought-provoking writing I have come across.
No Jewish historian nor scientist mentioned the rending of the veil of the temple, nor the rising of the saints from the dead.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
Here the inspector cut short these appeals which were rending every heart present.The Circular Study|Anna Katharine Green
The gun fell from my hands, and some terrible black thing struck into my brain, tearing, rending.Valley of the Croen|Lee Tarbell
The most heart-rending events connected with these disasters occurred everywhere throughout the country.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The wailings of the damned can never be more heart-rending, as they were driven out, crying, 'O Lord!The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.