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 Meanings and Examples of REND
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rend
 v.  split; tear or split apart or into pieces violently
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  Another fierce glare lit up the forest and an instant crash followed that seemed to rend the treetops right over the boys' heads.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
2  As he came nearer, she thought she might be the first to rend him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
3  All closely imprisoned forces rend and destroy.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
4  When he was down they turned on him to betray him and rend him like rats in a sewer.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 1
5  Look, for all the cloud that now veils thy gaze and dulls mortal vision with damp encircling mist, I will rend from before thee.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
6  If somewhere in this whirl and chaos of things there dwells Eternal Good, pitiful yet masterful, then anon in His good time America shall rend the Veil and the prisoned shall go free.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In XIV
7  The unhappy man turned to the spectators and the judges with a smile which still rends the hearts of all who saw it whenever they think of it.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER XI—CHAMPMATHIEU MORE AND MORE ASTONISHED
8  He had reached the point where a man tries to make up his mind and to accept that which rends his heart.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—THE OLD HEART AND THE YOUNG HEART IN THE PRES...
9  I could have torn him limb from limb, as the lion rends the antelope.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
10  Unhappy Acoetes is led along, outworn with age, he smites his breast and rends his face, and flings himself forward all along the ground.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
11  A brigade ahead of them and on the right went into action with a rending roar.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
12  There was a slight rending sound.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 9
13  With a rending, tearing sound, one of the broad, white stones turned over upon its side and left a square, gaping hole, through which streamed the light of a lantern.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
14  The other dived down the hole, and I heard the sound of rending cloth as Jones clutched at his skirts.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
15  He was continuing, but stopped short when he saw the two girls tenderly embracing the monkeys, bathing their bodies in tears, and rending the air with the most dismal lamentations.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XVI
Example Sentence:
1  In his grief, he tried to rend his garments.