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Young Amelia felt that she would die or lose her senses outright, if torn away from this last consolation.
Billy waited his chance, twice made tentative preparations to leap and sank back, then leaped across and down to the momentarily exposed foothold, doubled the corner, and as he clawed up to join Hall was washed to the waist but not torn away.
And then Kurt's words came into his head: "People torn away from the people they care for; homes smashed, creatures full of life and memories and peculiar little gifts--torn to pieces, starved, and spoilt.
He laid down his paper, and went into the kitchen, and started, quite amazed at the sight that presented itself:--A young and slender woman, with garments torn and frozen, with one shoe gone, and the stocking torn away from the cut and bleeding foot, was laid back in a deadly swoon upon two chairs.
At last in my desolation I began to consider that I was dreadfully in love with little Em'ly, and had been torn away from her to come here where no one seemed to want me, or to care about me, half as much as she did.
You can't help but sympathise, empathise and feel for them when they have been torn away from their families and homes for whatever reason.
A tree was ripped up in recent storms in the area - and the roots have torn away the ground from underneath the road.
A part of 40-year-old Erik Norrie's left leg was torn away by the predator, when he was swimming back to his family, after wrapping up his spearfishing trip in the Abaco Islands in Bahamas, the New York Daily News reported.
Mother cows have their young torn away from them after birth so the milk meant for their calves can be sold to people.
The aircraft flipped over in the result, the right wing and landing wheels were torn away.
Attackers broke all the furniture, and torn away all the banners and pamphlets.
Finally there's James, a boy torn away from his family to grow up in a foundling home.