View definitions for asunder


adverb as in apart; into pieces

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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.

From 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.

From 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.

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 framework in which our industrial life is set cannot be readily broken asunder.

The horizon, however, was lowering and hazy, and the sun had not force enough to tear the murky veil asunder.

He hath decked it with silver and gold: he hath put it together with nails and hammers, that it may not fall asunder.

The cage went down by the run into the boat, and with a crash fell asunder.


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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to asunder, such as: disconnected, disjoined, divided, in half, loose, and separated.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.