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Rend meaning

rend - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. To separate into parts with force or sudden violence; to tear asunder; to split; to burst; as, powder rends a rock in blasting; lightning rends an oak.
  2. 2. To part or tear off forcibly; to take away by force.
  3. 3. To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split.
  4. 4. To tear asunder; tear; split.

rend - examples of usage

  1. He was not the man to turn and rend the golden calf he worshiped, nor to attempt to cook his own tame golden goose in the fire of his displeasure.
  2. The orders of society, in all well- constituted governments, are mutually bound together, and important to each other; there can be no such thing in a free government as a vacuum; and whenever one is likely to take place, by the drawing off of the rich and intelligent from the poor, the bad passions of society will rush in to fill up the space, and rend the whole asunder. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. The young girl found it hard to rend herself from the dreamy pleasure of the scene, or even to turn from the fine impersonal pain which the presence of the Austrians in the spectacle inflicted. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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