into separate parts; in or into pieces:
Lightning split the old oak tree asunder.
apart or widely separated:
as wide asunder as the polar regions.
To him it was as if the ties that had bound him to them were asunder, and he was become an outcast.
The Crisis, Complete Winston Churchill
She would see who would keep them asunder now she had made up her mind!
Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
Down the boat was dashed, with a blow that (so it seemed to the unaccustomed spectators) must tear it asunder.
Ruth Fielding at Lighthouse Point Alice B. Emerson
Could men have put them asunder, if God had joined them together?
Maid Marian Thomas Love Peacock
“It is my opinion that this day will never come to an end,” said Prince, with a yawn that nearly rent him asunder.
Eight Cousins Louisa M. Alcott
They bear our name; how could he understand the divisions that rend us asunder?
Things as They Are Amy Wilson-Carmichael
What God has joined together, it is useless to expect to have separate and asunder.
Practical Religion John Charles Ryle
It was Hagen drew his sword and took the proud Brynild and hewed her asunder.
Epic and Romance W. P. Ker
You will only lose the price of laying what bricks are already laid, and of taking part of them asunder.
Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson
And straightway Attus took the whetstone and cut it asunder.
Stories From Livy Alfred Church
(postpositive) in or into parts or pieces; apart: to tear asunder
mid-12c., contraction of Old English on sundran (see sunder). Middle English used to know asunder for “distinguish, tell apart.”
. Historical Examples During his siege of Asur, a conquered city that had rebelled against him, Godfrey inspired a touching act of heroism. With Spurs of Gold Frances Nimmo Greene noun a variant spelling of Assur
(in Indian mythology) a god or demon. Zoroastrianism. . Historical Examples But the word has been whispered about among the priests, and we of Asura learned of it.’ The Hour of the Dragon Robert E. Howard This was our plan, and the priests of Asura aided us with their mist. The Hour of the Dragon […]
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Association of Scientific Workers. Contemporary Examples Antisubmarine warfare (asw) has not stagnated, but it shows signs of disarray. Tomorrow’s Stealthy Subs Could Sink America’s Navy Bill Sweetman May 11, 2014 asw assets and crews have been diverted to reconnaissance missions in overland and littoral wars. Tomorrow’s Stealthy Subs Could Sink America’s Navy Bill Sweetman May […]