verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of sunder
Examples from the Web for sunder
Of all the evil angels of humanity, that one is the most cruel whose mission it is to sunder the loves of the household.The Fair God|Lew Wallace
Deflected from the bluff, it turns at a sharp angle to be split in sunder by a low reef of rock.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 1 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
Again she shrieked, and a descending blow cleft Metea's skull in sunder, and his blood fell on her neck.
And now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.
Jim felt a terrific strain, and it seemed to him that the rope would cut him in sunder.With Wolfe in Canada|G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for sunder
Word Origin for sunder
Word Origin and History for sunder
Old English sundrian, from sundor "separately, apart," from Proto-Germanic *sunder (cf. Old Norse sundr, Old Frisian sunder, Old High German suntar "aside, apart"), from PIE root *sen(e)- denoting "separation" (cf. Sanskrit sanutar "far away," Avestan hanare "without," Greek ater "without," Latin sine "without," Old Church Slavonic svene "without," Old Irish sain "different"). Related: Sundered; sundering.