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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.

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.

Oscar winner Susan Sarandon delivers a brilliant, heart-rending performance in the delightful dramedy Jeff, Who Lives at Home.

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.

Here the inspector cut short these appeals which were rending every heart present.

The gun fell from my hands, and some terrible black thing struck into my brain, tearing, rending.

The most heart-rending events connected with these disasters occurred everywhere throughout the country.

The wailings of the damned can never be more heart-rending, as they were driven out, crying, 'O Lord!


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On this page you'll find 204 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rending, such as: acute, agonizing, exquisite, grueling, harrowing, and intense.

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