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He tore a piece of meat off the breast and stroked her coat while she ate.

A random slug that seems to have been intended for nobody in particular tore through a wall and struck the child in the head.

And cotton crops would often fail when pests like the boll weevil tore through the fields.

[Me and George] met at the Venice Film Festival years ago, and sort of tore the place up.

When his turn arrived Daylyt said nothing, tore off the mask, and rent his clothes, removing his microphone in the process.

In the Chartist riots of 1839, the people tore up the railings round the churchyard to use as pikes.

In the next two days he re-wrote the twenty thousand, and on the fifth day he tore it into shreds and threw it to the winds.

The familiar writing made the blood race in his veins, and the instant the man was gone he tore it open.

I tore it open and found, wrapped tightly about three twenty-dollar gold pieces, an unsigned note from MacRae.

I tore back to the paymaster's camp and begged him to get his men mounted and we would follow it up.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tore, such as: barred, grooved, marked, ridged, striate, and striated.

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