Definition of Asunder

1. Adjective. Widely separated especially in space. "As wide asunder as pole from pole"

Similar to: Separate



2. Adverb. Into parts or pieces. "Torn asunder"
Exact synonyms: Apart

Definition of Asunder

1. adv. Apart; separate from each other; into parts; in two; separately; into or in different pieces or places.

Definition of Asunder

1. Adverb. Into separate parts or pieces; apart. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Asunder

1. into pieces [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asunder

astun
astunned
astunning
astuns
astute
astutely
astuteness
astutenesses
astuter
astutest
astylar
astyllen
astz
asudden
asulam
asunder (current term)
asunder(p)
asunderness
asundre
asura
asverin
aswarm
asway
aswell
aswim
aswing
aswirl
aswoon
asyla

Literary usage of Asunder

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1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"In Skara the meteor, followed by a beautifully luminous streak of fire, appeared to fall asunder, throwing out sparks strongly at the same time, ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"the water out in torrents: then we have cleft the earth asunder, ... THE CHAPTER OF THE CLEAVING asunder IN the name of the merciful and compassionate God. ..."

3. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"DIVERGE, to part asunder, tend to spread apart. (L.) ' Divergent or Diverging Rays, in opticks, are those rays which, going from a point of a visible object ..."

4. The Annals of Roger de Hoveden: Comprising the History of England and of by Roger, Roger of Hoveden, Henry Thomas Riley (1853)
"... namely, the Holy Church, those who think with us are unwilling to have rent asunder, while those who differ from us are striving to rend it asunder. ..."

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