tear asunder

See: break, force, rend
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The miserable man said to himself that, when his hands should be worn out with fatigue, when his cassock should tear asunder, when the lead should give way, he would be obliged to fall, and terror seized upon his very vitals.
The blast was meant to tear asunder the fabric of the well-knitted Kuwaiti society by fomenting sectarian divisions and conflicts, His Highness said, but that would not happen as Kuwaitis value their unity and societal solidarity.
Does this not change the dynamic from working to live to living to work, tear asunder the idea of permanence, and shift the desire to acquire to data from things?
His attorney is teeth-gleaming attorney Miles Massey, alias Clooney, author of the famous Massey Pre-Nup, a watertight wedding agreement that no divorce will tear asunder.
While the WB will keep its popular Monday night lineup of ``7th Heaven'' and ``Everwood'' intact, it will tear asunder its most popular night: Tuesday's hourlong ``Gilmore Girls'' will be joined by a new action series, ``Fearless,'' while ``Smallville'' will move to the Wednesday spot vacated by ``Dawson's Creek,'' to be followed by ``Angel.
This tension is likely to tear asunder many IS organisations.
The blast was meant to tear asunder the fabric of the well-knitted Kuwaiti society by fomenting sectarian divisions and conflicts, His Highness the Amir said, but that would not happen as Kuwaitis value their unity and societal solidarity.
Here's a shocker: ``Temptation Island,'' Fox's new reality series about sassy singles trying to tear asunder ostensibly happy couples while frolicking in exotic environs, is unrepentant junk.
In a similar sentiment, The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) said in a press statement as well that the "criminal" explosions meant to tear asunder Palestinian unity.