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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TORN

But the upper edges are ragged, torn by a wind not yet felt below.

She put on the boy's torn straw hat, and they yielded to her wish.

They swayed, then separated as though they had been torn apart.

Enter Rumi-naui, torn and ragged, and covered with blood, with two attendants.

It was very old and yellow, and torn, too, and we could not read it.

When Yates reached the tent, he found it empty and torn by bullets.

The sleeves of her jacket had been torn, and were mended with a material of another colour.

"Could I trouble you to put it in the fire," he said, handing the torn paper to her.

His own partners would be torn from him, and turned out upon the world.

If Enoch had not held his arm he would have torn off the plaster from his breast.

WORD ORIGIN

past participle of tear (v.); from Old English getoren.

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