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əˈsʌn dərasun·der

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. asunder(p)adverb

    widely separated especially in space

    "as wide asunder as pole from pole"

  2. apart, asunderadverb

    into parts or pieces

    "he took his father's watch apart"; "split apart"; "torn asunder"


  1. asunderadverb

    Into separate parts or pieces; apart.

    Lest anyone find her treasure, she tore the map asunder and cast its pieces into the wind.

    Etymology: Originally two words; from on sundran. Cognate with sønder, Swedish sönder, Dutch zonder, Icelandic sundur and Norwegian sunder/sønder, from Old Norse í sundr, akin to Gothic 0343033F033D033303420349.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Asunderadverb

    apart; separate from each other; into parts; in two; separately; into or in different pieces or places

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + sunder.]


  1. Asunder

    Asunder is the first full-length album by Heaven Shall Burn, released in 2000.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Asunder

    a-sun′dėr, adv. apart: into parts: separately. [Prep. a, and Sunder.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of asunder in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of asunder in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of asunder in a Sentence

  1. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder. (To Canadian Parliament)

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    What God hath joined together no man shall put asunder: God will take care of that.

  3. Gavin Newsom:

    I deeply understand the stress and anxiety that people have, that entire dreams have been torn asunder because of the shutdowns, their savings account depleted and their credit ratings destroyed, the question is, how do you toggle back and make meaningful modifications to the stay-at-home order ?

  4. Virginia:

    The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.

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