asunder asunder  /ə ˈsən dər/

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) into parts or pieces
  2. (adj) widely separated especially in space

Usage(s):

  1. In some quarters, the suspicion has lingered that the therapist's job is to validate a patient's complaints and act as a minister in reverse, putting couples asunder.
  2. After resting on the ocean floor, split asunder and rusting, for nearly three- quarters of a century, a great ship seemed to come alive again.
  3. The Chinese-American relationship is a very important one and we don't want to see it torn asunder in any way.

News

  1. There's no end to the laughs in 'This Is the End'

    In “This Is the End,” hellfire rains on man and beast, the Earth is torn asunder, and there is much wailing and gnashing of teeth. The mood is exactly like what it was like at Sony when the grosses for “After Earth” came in. But as one survivor notes, there...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. New Citi Bike Complaint: Not Enough Free Helmets

    Before the fabric of the thirty minute news cycle was torn asunder by a brave man in Hong Kong, New York City's bike share program demanded a steady stream of eyeballs because it is new, potentially life-changing, and plagued with technical problems. But when attempting to find new crevasses of Citi Bike criticism, try not to forget the first facet of its appeal: the friggin' bikes have existed ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Gothamist

  3. Todd Bridges Divorce Claim: Actor Makes Under $25k a Year

    *As we reported last year, the former child actor,Todd Bridges, whose life went asunder because of drugs, and his longtime wife of 14 years, Dori, are divorcing. Todd, who came to fame on “Diff’rent Strokes,” recently filed documents in the divorce case stating that he makes less than $25,000 a year as an actor. To [...]
    on June 8, 2013     Source: EURweb

Quotes

  1. President Kennedy said, "Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder."
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: John F Kennedy Source: Australia.TO

  2. "I'm not inclined to rip asunder the education budget for the state and force local school districts to raise property taxes significantly," Rendell said.
    on Jul 7, 2009 By: Ed Rendell Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. "It is inconceivable that the best way to provide such services to a child and his family is by an interpretation that tears the family asunder," McDonnell wrote.
    on Dec 6, 2006 By: Bob McDonnell Source: Daily Press

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