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Definition of "torn" []

  • Past participle of tear1. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "torn" in a sentence
  • "Mechanically he ran the rope under the sleeve of his life-jacket; a mighty jerk seemed likely to pull him in halves as the smack sheered; then a heavy, dragging pain came -- he was being torn, torn, _torn_."
  • "She was aware of Bashir watching her, eyes wide, his expression torn between protest at her treatment of a superior and reluctant agreement."
  • "“Borg!” she howled, a word torn from her innermost self."