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  • v  separate or cause to separate abruptly
  • v  to separate or be separated by force
    planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars
  • v  move quickly and violently
  • v  strip of feathers
  • v  fill with tears or shed tears
  • s  having edges that are jagged from injury
  • s  disrupted by the pull of contrary forces
    torn between love and hate
    torn by conflicting loyalties
    torn by religious dissensions

  • Corbis The X-ray of an ankle with a torn Achilles tendon will generally be normal, but simply examining the patient makes the diagnosis quite easy.
  • A blood transfusion could save him, but his wife, torn between her husband's life and their beliefs as Jehovah's Witnesses--a religious community that prohibits transfusions .
  • Mention Albania, and you are likely to remember little more than the scenes of hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing there from war-torn Kosovo in 1999.
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  • Jon Stewart in ktla 5
    These past three and a half months have been very tough. The town was torn apart by a bitter writer's strike, but I'm happy to say that the fight is over,Stewart said. "So tonight, welcome to the makeup sex."
  • Pope Benedict XVI in The Epoch Times Ireland
    Nothing positive comes from Iraq, torn apart by continual slaughter as the civil population flees,the Pope said.
  • LaDainian Tomlinson in International Herald Tribune
    It's definitely torn,Tomlinson said after sitting out Wednesday's practice. "I can't really elaborate on it because I don't want to give too much information away."

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