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Lexicographically close words:
astrophysics; asts; astute; astutely; astuteness; asuntos; asure; aswel; aswell; aswoon
  1. A fresh autumn breeze was rustling through the tops of the poplars, bending their stiff boughs asunder like the fingers of menacing giant hands.

  2. The happier I felt in these dreams the more anxiously I avoided all contact with reality, that the delicate webs of my fancy might not be torn asunder by its rude touch.

  3. But, as a wave which the tempest lashes asunder always rushes together with redoubled violence, the crowd divided and grew denser here and there before the regular weapons of the troops.

  4. Part, mind and feeling, move asunder and form two wholes!

  5. In that memorable earthquake the lava rim of the Volcan del Agua was rent asunder by the convulsion, and its avalanche of waters tumbled headlong upon the doomed city.

  6. Golden threads; some destined to be spun out and to become solidly intertwined; others to be hopelessly entangled or cruelly snapped asunder by the inexorable Fates.

  7. Carry's northern friends and snapped the thread asunder that bound her to them.

  8. How could it be that no dream of bliss grew so strong within him that, shattered by its very strength, it should part asunder and allow him to perceive the girl among its phantoms?

  9. Looking fiercely up with a madman's impulse to struggle with and rend asunder his opponent, he found himself powerless beneath a calm, stern eye which possessed the mysterious property of quelling frenzy at its height.

  10. And he tore away both hinges, and the stone fell within with a great weight; and the gates crashed around; nor did the bars withstand it, but the beams were rent asunder in different directions by the impulse of the stone.

  11. Then next he struck with a stone on the middle of the head, Eryalus, rushing against him, and it was totally split asunder into two parts in his strong helmet.

  12. Not only was the fabric of the Church rent asunder and the centre of Christian unity denounced as "Babylon," but the reform itself seemed passing into anarchy.

  13. The lightning seemed to cleave asunder the vault of heaven, as its vivid flashes wrapped the whole scene in a ghastly glare for a moment, to be again swallowed up in darkness.

  14. The Dryad felt a terror like a woman who has cut asunder her pulse-artery in the bath, but is filled again with the love of life, even while she is bleeding to death.

  15. At length the ship groaned and creaked; the thick planks gave way under the lashing of the sea as it broke over the deck; the mainmast snapped asunder like a reed; the ship lay over on her side; and the water rushed in.

  16. The bones fell asunder and became mingled with others.

  17. Thus therefore they must abide together; death that used to separate them asunder is now slain--1.

  18. Thoughts of the unpardonable sin beset him, his powerful bodily frame became convulsed with agony, as if his breast bone would split, and he burst asunder like Judas.

  19. The devil, nor men of the world, can kill thy righteousness, or love to it but by thy own hand; or separate that and thee asunder without thy own act.

  20. When the leprosy rose up in his forehead, the Temple was cleft asunder twelve miles either way.

  21. Tradition says that Manasseh caused Isaiah to be sawn asunder with a wooden saw.

  22. Life and doctrine, as he intends to show, must go hand in hand together, and never be put asunder in the great work of salvation.

  23. Why should I mention Isaiah, sawn asunder as a reward for his faithful services, or Jeremiah, bitterly persecuted by his countrymen (Jer.

  24. Certainly with him had departed the last link that bound her to her native land; and though she never expected to return thither, yet it was not pleasant to feel that she had been cut asunder from all possibility of it.

  25. States have risen before this to destroy a nationality, dividing and quartering it for the profit of some selfish ideal, tearing asunder a living, palpitating organism, murdering a visible member of the Universal Humanity.

  26. Ready are the Heavens to cleave asunder from above for very awe: and the angels celebrate the praise of their Lord, and ask forgiveness for the dwellers on earth: Is not God the Indulgent, the Merciful?

  27. The very heaven shall be reft asunder by it: this threat shall be carried into effect.

  28. Had we sent down this Koran on some mountain, thou wouldst certainly have seen it humbling itself6 and cleaving asunder for the fear of God.

  29. On the day when the earth shall swiftly cleave asunder over the dead, will this gathering be easy to Us.

  30. When, beneath the vertical rays of the bright and cloudless sun of the tropics, the parched sward crumbles into dust, then the indurated soil cracks and bursts as if rent asunder by some mighty earthquake.

  31. Clotho draws the thread, Lachesis turns the wheel, and Atropos cuts the string asunder when spun to a due length.

  32. And presently from these four guns leapt smoke and flame to batter and burst asunder the postern gate of the fort, and through this ruin I saw Adam leap, sword in hand, his desperate company hard on his heels.

  33. Her eyes were closed as one who has shut her tired lids over a joy too great for words, the vastness of which had burst asunder her human heart.

  34. But there were other cords torn asunder in Orchard Glen by the unfortunate contingency of that fatal evening.

  35. It was said that he need by no means fear that men would make use of his wants to lay fetters on him; that bonds laid by subjects on their sovereigns were merely cobwebs which he might tear asunder at any moment.

  36. His attempt to link the royal power with the Papacy by the closest ties rent them asunder for ever.

  37. The new comer was Joshua; perhaps the first and most patriotic recruit in the army of the freedmen; among the first to cut asunder the ligature of slavery.

  38. The fall of Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville thrust betwixt the Confederacy and independence a pall so dense, that it could not be cut asunder with the sword.

  39. Rome was safe when Cincinnatus was called from the plow, but she was torn asunder by the wars of Scylla and Marius, and history is more or less a repetition of itself.

  40. The Diet was torn asunder by this dangerous division, which threatened to destroy for ever the unity of its deliberations.

  41. Therefore naught need wyte me the Wielder of men 2740 With kin murder-bale, when breaketh asunder My life from my lyke.

  42. The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "asunder" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.
    Other words:
    apart; asunder; away; bipartite; discontinuous; discrete; distant; distinct; divergent; exotic; far; faraway; incoherent; insular; partitioned; piecemeal; remote; removed; separate; separated; separately; severally; unassociated; unattached; unattended; unconnected