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a·sun·der

 (ə-sŭn′dər)
adv.
1. Into separate parts or pieces: broken asunder.
2. Apart from each other either in position or in direction: The curtains had been drawn asunder.

[Middle English, from Old English on sundran : on, on; see on + sundran, separately (from sunder, apart).]

a·sun′der adj.

asunder

(əˈsʌndə)
adv, adj
(postpositive) in or into parts or pieces; apart: to tear asunder.
[Old English on sundran apart; see sunder]

a•sun•der

(əˈsʌn dər)

adv., adj.
1. into separate parts; in or into pieces.
2. apart or widely separated: as wide asunder as the polar regions.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English on sundrum apart. See a-1, sundry]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.asunder - widely separated especially in space; "as wide asunder as pole from pole"
separate - independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"
Adv.1.asunder - into parts or piecesasunder - into parts or pieces; "he took his father's watch apart"; "split apart"; "torn asunder"

asunder

adverb & adjective (Literary) to pieces, apart, torn, rent, to bits, to shreds, in pieces, into pieces a dress rent asunder from shoulder to hem
Translations

asunder

[əˈsʌndəʳ] ADV to tear asunder (liter) → hacer pedazos

asunder

[əˈsʌndər] adv
to tear asunder → déchirer

asunder

adv (liter) (= apart)auseinander; (= in pieces)entzwei, in Stücke; to split asunderspalten; her heart was rent asunderihr brach das Herz; … let no man put asunder…, soll der Mensch nicht trennen or scheiden

asunder

[əˈsʌndəʳ] adv (liter) to tear asunderstrappare
References in classic literature ?
Great and good friend," said the Editor, blandly, looking up from his work, "we are far asunder, it seems.
And on the ground beside her, when Joe picked her up, was a convict's leg-iron which had been filed asunder.
The way of fortune, is like the Milken Way in the sky; which is a meeting or knot of a number of small stars; not seen asunder, but giving light together.
It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound man to his "natural superiors," and has left remaining no other nexus between man and man than naked self-interest, than callous "cash payment.
Fortunately, the ground where the tent had been pitched, being Just before the city gates, was hard and smooth; and while the Ant still crawled about, Glinda discovered it and ran quickly forward to effect its capture But, Just as her hand was descending, the Witch, now fairly frantic with fear, made her last transformation, and in the form of a huge Griffin sprang through the wall of the tent -- tearing the silk asunder in her rush -- and in a moment had darted away with the speed of a whirlwind.
They widened and widened, thrusting you both asunder, one from the other.
Because, dear Barnaby, the endeavour of my life has been to keep you two asunder.
As she sat with the paper folded between her hands, the charred log fell asunder.
Though such a potent spell seemed secretly to join the twain; openly, and to the awe-struck crew, they seemed pole-like asunder.
These were very cheering thoughts; and the sight of a great deal of snow on the ground did her further service, for any thing was welcome that might justify their all three being quite asunder at present.
It was contrary to every doctrine of her's that difference of fortune should keep any couple asunder who were attracted by resemblance of disposition; and that Elinor's merit should not be acknowledged by every one who knew her, was to her comprehension impossible.
but his father kept a sharp watch over him; and, of course, insisted on every line that my master sent being shown; so, instead of penning his peculiar personal sufferings and distresses, the themes constantly uppermost in his thoughts, he harped on the cruel obligation of being held asunder from his friend and love; and gently intimated that Mr.