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Apart.‘those whom God hath joined together let no man put asunder’
apart, up, in twoView synonyms
- ‘Religion, the force that can bind a family together against an uncertain world, can also rip it asunder.’
- ‘Yet, in fact, the election was to bring a prolonged phase of division and torment that tore the Conservatives asunder.’
- ‘It is an issue that threatens to tear asunder the world-wide Anglican Communion and it may even cause a split in the Church of Ireland, both North and South.’
- ‘In recent months, lifelong friendships have been torn asunder.’
- ‘There is nothing, nothing in the world, which will tear us asunder!’
Old English on sundran ‘in or into a separate place’; compare with sunder.
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