It arose from a spiritual movement in answer to the yearning of the heart: " O that Thou mightest rend the heavens and come down and the mountains quake at Thy presence !"
Moissan, Comptes rend us, 1894, 119, p. 185).
rend anew You think it strange.
6Xq'av, rend asunder, divide)."
It was followed by a roaring crash that seemed to rend the very heavens.
On all other elements, the rend attribute is optional.
The reign of " Thorough " was collapsing, and the forces pent up since 1629 were soon to rend the fabric of the state.
de Schulten, Comptes rend us, 1887, 105, p. 1265).
These are the lines: "Cependant leur savoir ne s'etend nullement Qu'a regratter un mot douteuse au jugement, Prendre garde qu'un qui ne heurte une diphthongue, Epier si des vers la rime est breve ou longue, Ou bien si la voyelle a l'autre s'unissant Ne rend point a l'oreille un vers trop languissant.
They seemed about to rend the land in twain, but they really cured the English of their desperate particularism, and drove all the tribes to take as their common rulers the one great line of native kings which survived the Danish storm, and maintained itself for four generations cf desperate fighting against the invaders.
Sir Thomas More, the greatest of them, was actually driven into reaction by the violence of Protestant controversialists, and the fear that the new doctrines would rend the church in twain.
Auge, Comptes rend us, 1890, 110, p. 1139).
A legend of the Council of Nicea 5 illustrates this point: "When the Bishops took their" Una questione sui numeri transfiniti,"Rend.
rend in twain, vomit forth flames and smoke, and instantly collapse into its cellars.
The atomic weight of the element was determined by C. Winkler by analysis of the pure chloride GeCl4, the value obtained being 72.32, whilst Lecoq de Boisbaudran (Comptes rend us, 1886, 103, 45 2), by a comparison of the lines in the spark spectrum of the element, deduced the value 72.3.
Accordingly, in an access of pious rage, as it were, they turn upon reason to rend her.
pp. 461 sqq.; Comptes rend us, 3rd series, vol.
When it was thought sufficient to say with Boileau that Corneille excited, not pity or terror, but admiration which was not a tragic passion; or that "D'un seul nom quelquefois le son dur ou bizarre Rend un poeme entier ou burlesque ou barbare;" when Voltaire could think it crushing to add to his exposure of the "infamies" of Theodore - " apres cela comment osons-nous condamner les pieces de Lope de Vega et de Shakespeare?"
Let us beware of tinkering with our inner life in hope ourselves to rend the veil.
Know that in all your pangs that rend the heart, the loving Savior has a part.
I swear by the falling of stars; The Moon [54.1] The hour drew nigh and the moon did rend asunder.
And lands will crack and rend anew You think it strange.
Somerset turned in time to see the mansion rend in twain, vomit forth flames and smoke, and instantly collapse into its cellars.
Mourners traditionally tear, or rend, a piece of their clothing upon hearing news of a loved one's death.
Lincei, 1889, 6, 487; Rend.
rend the veil.
rend the very heavens.
rend attribute is optional.
rend the heart, the loving Savior has a part.
How is it that her sighings did not rend thy walls apart?
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