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


I knew that face, and my heart was rifted as if by a thunderbolt.

The gray cloud-tide, now a purple sea, was rifted by billows of flame.

Still, where indeed the rifted reed hath cut it clean in twain.

His precious blood has redeemed me, and I am at rest in the shadow of the Rifted Rock.

At intervals an unnatural, ghastly light as from rifted clouds swiftly driving overhead passes across the scene.

The fog was rifted by the wind so that he could see with sufficient clearness the outlines and details of the high brick castle.

The roads were rifted and torn up by the deluge of rains which had poured down the mountain sides.

The pine-trees standing in inky blackness the rushing water, white with foam-above, the rifted thunder-clouds.

But his was an April despair, after all, with rifted clouds and spring sunshine pouring through.

They are delving and tracing the fat brown quartz, gold laden, from between the streaks of rifted basalt and porphyry.