Part of speech: verb

To tear forcibly; split; sunder.

Share it on:

Usage examples "rend":

  1. No lion to rend you, no tiger to end you, I'm tame as a bird in a cage. - "Something Else Again", Franklin P. Adams.
  2. I feel my heart- strings rend! - "The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18) The Duke of Guise; Albion and Albanius; Don Sebastian", John Dryden.
  3. " Not if she is asking for me," said Rachel, moving on, her heart feeling as if it would rend asunder, but her looks composed. - "The Clever Woman of the Family", Charlotte M. Yonge.