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be torn/split/rent etc asunder

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe torn/split/rent etc asunderbe torn/split/rent etc asunder literaryBREAKto be torn violently apart or destroyed a nation torn asunder by internal conflicts asunder
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be torn/split/rent etc asunderIf the momentum picks up, conventional politics could be torn asunder.The veils are parting, the mists are rent asunder.This unity was to be rent asunder by changes in technology and by the impact of the Modern Movement in architecture.In 1964, the Republican Party was torn asunder by the nomination of conservative Barry Goldwater.
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