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verb as in tear

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With him, all the emotional clothes-rending and finger-wagging around the climate crisis is gone.

Although voices have emerged calling on David to resign, other LGBTQ leaders have come to David’s defense and others say they’re awaiting further information before rending a judgment.

Two years ago, Microsoft had a heart-rending ad showing disabled children using its adaptive Xbox controller and Google also had me near tears with its ad showing the power of its realtime translation app.

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Yet many zombies exist in an advanced state of decomposition, and lack the strength to rend and devour for themselves.

C'est ce qui rend les Sauvages vagabons, & fait qu'ilz ne peuvent vivre en vne place.

O that thou wouldst rend the heavens, and wouldst come down: the mountains would melt away at thy presence.

There was no time to have a care for sunken bowlders, reaching up to rend the thin bottom.

He answered that he had not; and therefore the Thing threatened to rend him in pieces, but he got rid of it by calling upon God.

"Positive, Citizen," Barrent said, wondering if Rend had recognized him.


On this page you'll find 82 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rend, such as: rive, break, divide, rip, sever, and slit.

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