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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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(verb) To tear or split apart or into pieces violently.

Synonyms: rip, rive

Usage: The widow began to rend her clothes in grief.
thar
Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 2:24:18 AM

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I don't know if 'rive' counts as a modern English word? There is the Icelandic word rifa, to rip, but I don't know the active verb 'rive' in English. Only 'riven' (by something, usually bad and usually metaphorical!)
Robert Imgrat
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(...) my car is hier. I call it ''car-cation''.
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NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 6:58:40 AM

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thar wrote:
I don't know if 'rive' counts as a modern English word? There is the Icelandic word rifa, to rip, but I don't know the active verb 'rive' in English. Only 'riven' (by something, usually bad and usually metaphorical!)


The word 'rive' is listed here; http://www.thefreedictionary.com/
It mentions: 'rive from Old Norse rīfa'. Usually, if a word is archaic, it will be noted. I wouldn't use 'rive' in modern English, I'm surprised it's not defined as an archaic word.
monamagda
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And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Joel 2:13 King James Bible
Alenka
Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 8:15:41 AM
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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
thar wrote:
I don't know if 'rive' counts as a modern English word? There is the Icelandic word rifa, to rip, but I don't know the active verb 'rive' in English. Only 'riven' (by something, usually bad and usually metaphorical!)


The word 'rive' is listed here; http://www.thefreedictionary.com/
It mentions: 'rive from Old Norse rīfa'. Usually, if a word is archaic, it will be noted. I wouldn't use 'rive' in modern English, I'm surprised it's not defined as an archaic word.


Applause
early_apex
Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 12:32:43 PM
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I tore my rent check in two.
striker
Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 2:02:08 PM
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the tear my clothed that caught fire at camp
fireflame
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I rend my clothes
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 8:33:07 PM

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I have had, on more then one occasion to resort to rending an artwork while in my studio, as what I was attempting would just not transpire correctly. For what it's worth, it did expel the momentary frustration and I did feel relieved, if for no other reason then, "out of sight, out of mind...." And as my sainted grandfather would have said; "Fredric, its like Indian arrows, it just feels so damn good once ya pull them out...." Gramps had homesteaded in Colorado, U.S. of A. & lived with his childhood bride in a sod house....
Absurdicuss
Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 10:27:57 PM
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T'was rent in twain yet with nary a mark.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 11:42:08 PM

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Absurdicuss wrote:

T'was rent in twain yet with nary a mark.


"Rent in twain, yet with nary a mark" ye say?
'Zounds! Methinks ye be in league with Lucifer!
It be the Devil's work, that aught couldst be cleft in twain, yea, like even unto the cloven hoofs of the Evil One himself, yet with nary a mark!
Repent foul fiend!
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