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Definition of "in twain" []

  • In halves; into two parts; asunder (adverb)

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Use "in twain" in a sentence
  • "Others followed, most of them unequal to their task, and the Church of Antioch was rent in twain by schism."
  • "The night -- its silence -- its rest, was rent in twain by a savage, a sharp, a shrilly sound that ran from end to end of Thornfield-Hall."
  • "Bethink thee how thou art a king's son, and knight of the Table Round, and thou to be about to dishonour the noble king that made thee knight; thou shamest all knighthood and thyself, and me, I let thee wit, shalt thou never shame, for I had liefer cut mine own throat in twain rather than thou shouldest dishonour me."