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Usage examples for torn

  1. Possibly it has got torn up, and I have kept you all this time for nothing. – The Gadfly by E. L. Voynich
  2. As so many of the inhabitants had left the town, the abandoned houses were torn down for fuel. – The Siege of Boston by Allen French
  3. The paper was torn from the walls in places. – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  4. Andrew decided that he had been mistaken, and bent down to brush the gathering snow from his torn moccasins; but he started when he looked up. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  5. The old man bent over the corpse, putting his hand on the torn face, and feeling the broken ribs. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  6. Alice had understood him, and Alice alone, when all the world assailed him for his secret, and would have torn it from his lips in shame. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  7. The night was uncomfortable; the curtains torn and flying all about, so that we had plenty of fresh air. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  8. One of these was torn out, a window was inserted in the outer wall, and a seat was built beneath it. – Remodeled Farmhouses by Mary H. Northend
  9. She was torn in pieces, the poor darling, wanting to come to you herself, and to stay with Dick at the same time. – The Love Affairs of Pixie by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  10. The veil was now torn aside, and the truth revealed to her. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  11. Several times in the night she dreamed she had put the cloth out and that Jim and his wife had seen it and torn it down. – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
  12. There, it isn't torn much. – Winter Fun by William O. Stoddard
  13. " The murderer is,"- the words came with a note of anguish, as though torn from his very heart,-" the murderer is Tom Delamere, my own grandson!" – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  14. " It seems to me," I said, " that we've torn it badly." – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges
  15. They are too valuable to be torn down, although there has been some talk of it. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  16. All were torn, and stiff with blood. – The Best Ghost Stories by Various
  17. They are now in the tower of the Engineering Shops, whence they were removed when the old Library was torn down. – The University of Michigan by Wilfred Shaw
  18. Before he knew she had moved, she had rushed past him, and had thrust her hands into the fire and torn out the burning paper. – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
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