Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: torn
IPA transcription: [t'ɔɹn]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: lacerate, lacerated, mangled, torn
    Meaning: having edges that are jagged from injury
  • Synonyms: torn
    Meaning: disrupted by the pull of contrary forces; "torn between love and hate"; "torn by conflicting loyalties"; "torn by religious dissensions"
Usage examples
  • His face torn with conflict
  • I was torn between my duty to him, and to them.
  • There lay the paper wet and torn, down at their feet.
  • Sails were hoisted, but were torn to ribbons by the wind.
  • He conceived persons with torn bodies to be peculiarly happy.
  • The lace was torn, the satin stained, the pearls knocked off!
  • "Why not?" replied Vincent quietly; "it is neither stained nor torn."
  • They had been torn and bruised by the logs he had yanked from the tender.
  • His hair was filled with the dirt of the plain, and his clothes were torn.
  • There was fierce struggle, in which the cutlass was torn from the pirate's grasp.