How to use Tearing in a sentence
Toni bellowed, tearing after her.
He pounced, tearing at the jumper.
He fell to his knees, tearing his jeans.
Do you know they're tearing up the fence behind the barn?
The Original Vamp was tearing out the Other's throat.Advertisement
He grabbed her arm, and she twisted, punching him hard in the jaw before tearing away.
A hollow tearing sound was followed by a horrendous crash outside the kitchen window.
At the funeral of men there is much mourning, the female relatives cutting or tearing their hair off and plastering their faces with clay, but for women no public ceremonies took place.
Tearing up the soil with the plough is regarded as an invasion of the domain of the earth-mother, punished by the all-devouring hunger for wealth, that increases with increasing produce.
The width, however, proved inconvenient, and the broad sheet was liable to injury by tearing.Advertisement
It commonly results from injury, as the tearing or cutting of a blood-vessel, but certain forms result from disease, as in scurvy and purpura.
These strange plants usually grow in rocky places with little or no earth to support them; and it is said that in times of drought the cattle resort to them to allay their thirst, first ripping them up with their horns and tearing off the outer skin, and then devouring the moist succulent parts.
Bears are five-toed, and provided with formidable claws, which are not retractile, and thus better fitted for digging and climbing than for tearing.
At the isthmus of Corinth dwelt Sinis, called the Pine-Bender, because he killed his victims by tearing them asunder between two pine-trees.
Another conception of them is that of singers of the lament for the dead, for which reason they are often used in the adornment of tombs, and represented beating their breasts and tearing their hair or playing the flute or lyre.Advertisement
Many mammals have, between these two sets, a tooth at each corner of the mouth, longer and more pointed than the others, adapted for tearing or stabbing, or for fixing struggling prey.
They move their mouths in a suctorial manner, tearing the food with their jaws.
The common notions of the devil as black, ill-favoured, malicious, destructive and the like, have occasioned the application of the term to certain animals (the Tasmanian devil, the devil-fish, the coot), to mechanical contrivances (for tearing up cloth or separating wool), to pungent, highly seasoned dishes, broiled or fried.
Fury was on the Black God's face as he stared down the storm, ignoring the gale tearing at his clothing.
A few minutes later it reappeared brighter still from behind the top of the cloud, tearing its edge.Advertisement
Hilden barked, all but tearing the bow from Taran's shoulder.
Sirian staggered through the forest, agony tearing through him as he tripped and landed hard.
This system has the advantage of the greatest convenience in operation, no lifts being required, since the distance from the street surface to the station platform is about 12 to 15 ft.; it has the disadvantages, however, of necessitating the tearing up of the street surface during construction, and the readjustment of sewer, water, gas and electric mains and other subsurface structures, and of having the gradients partially dependent on the surface topography.
Instead, the agony grew, tearing her apart, cell by cell, while Jilian's laughter echoed in her mind.
The impact was noticeable, but it's the ripples that are tearing you apart.Advertisement
You run around turning into animals and tearing off people's heads and then justâ€¦a bed and breakfast?
He was shapeshifting like a maniac and just tearing demons. heads off.
Lana, you know enough about the PMF to know they're the only forceâ€”perhaps in the worldâ€”with the ability to survive the government tearing itself apart.
I'll leave you right there instead of tearing you limb-from-limb.
The obelisk tipped and then fell, tearing a hole in the ground that threw Darian and Yully into the shallows of the ocean.
Your psychosis, depressions, murderous impulses, short sighted narrow minded and utterly primitive barbarism is tearing into me.
You will need a really sharp scalpel blade or scissors to cut it without tearing.
They told of the planes high up in the sky dropping cluster bombs, tearing people to bits.
She reported chronic symptomology that included tearing, photophobia, swollen lids, pain behind the eyes, and intermittent diplopia.
Many thanks for helping to stop the brainwashed religious fanatics from tearing the planet apart.
I met my sister, Charlotte, who was working as a Volunteer for the Cinema, tearing tickets and selling ice cream.
The tearing down of the statue now seems almost irrelevant to the crisis in Iraq we're now seeing.
Some were injured and others resorted to tearing the clothes off display mannequins.
The manager is tearing open the packaging as a reasonably orderly queue forms.
I've found some very interesting info on how midwifes believe now that massaging the perineum can increase the risk of tearing.
Paul's gibbering with some students, Victoria's somewhere in Islington, and the usually unflappable Dave is tearing his hair out.
Observations upon captive specimens have led to the conclusion that it feeds principally on juices, especially of the sugar-cane, which it obtains by tearing open the hard woody circumference of the stalk with its strong incisor teeth; but it is said also to devour certain species of wood-boring caterpillars, which it obtains by first cutting down with its teeth upon their burrows, and then picking them out of their retreat with the claw of its attenuated middle finger.
Burns's John Barleycorn); but it is better to refer it to the tearing of the flesh of the victim at sacrifices at which the deity or the sacred animal was slain, and sacramentally eaten raw (cf.
At all events, there she was, tearing and scratching and biting Viney like some wild thing.
While Pierre was running the few steps that separated him from the Frenchman, the tall marauder in the frieze gown was already tearing from her neck the necklace the young Armenian was wearing, and the young woman, clutching at her neck, screamed piercingly.
After she felt herself deserted by Princes Mary and alone in her grief, Natasha spent most of the time in her room by herself, sitting huddled up feet and all in the corner of the sofa, tearing and twisting something with her slender nervous fingers and gazing intently and fixedly at whatever her eyes chanced to fall on.
One group of the French stood close to the road, and two of them, one of whom had his face covered with sores, were tearing a piece of raw flesh with their hands.
There is just this bright orange spindle out in front of the barrels and a great ripping noise like tearing a sheet.
Future sex symbol Serena Grande gets the film 's standout scene, with Eastman tearing her unborn baby from the womb.
Giant bird swooping low Quickly darting, hovering slow, Eye glaring, beak tearing, Prey eaten out of sight.
This can be an advantage and a disadvantage as it will protect the tarp material from tearing but it may sometimes compromise the shelter.
A great deal of controversy has arisen when there is the often occurrence of archeologists digging up grave sites and tearing apart sacred areas.
The Sun claims that Ferguson blames Keane for " tearing the club apart " with his criticism of underperforming players.
Paul 's gibbering with some students, Victoria 's somewhere in Islington, and the usually unflappable Dave is tearing his hair out.
Eerily, the soul tearing sound mutated into the wailing of the warning siren on the building site.
Our current proposals sound like tearing down the whole funding system in favor of some whiz-bang voucher thing.
As your baby grows, look for board or cloth books that he can look at and hold without tearing.
The cat tree allows your cat to follow her natural instincts without tearing up your home.
This carpet texture should be scratch-friendly since cats enjoy tearing away at most fabrics.
Shredding them is the best option, although just tearing them up into small pieces works as well.
Check the seams and around buttons for signs of tearing or unraveling.
Before I knew it, I was tearing out walls, researching vintage wallpapers, and scouring eBay for just the right hardware and light fixture.
This highly effective remover lifts off the most dramatic eye makeup without tearing at the delicate skin around the eye.
By cutting, pasting, and tearing your paper, you can create a variety of impressive effects on your scrapbooking projects.
This scrapbook chipboard instruction can help you create one-of-kind layouts that won't blow your budget.Packs of scrapbooking paper are often sold with pieces of chipboard between the sheets in order to prevent tearing and wrinkling.
You'll also find acid-free pens, cropping tools, photo mounting tools and supplies, page planners, tearing tools, and other helpful items.
He is basically tearing my heart apart..
Round the sharp edges on a cake to prevent the fondant from tearing when it is applied.
Carefully moving it prevents tearing or stretching.
Use gentle strokes to prevent tearing or stretching the icing.
It's difficult to believe that any Los Angeles developer, or any developer in the United States, would even think of tearing down such an iconic American landmark.
Actually, investors wanted to build luxury homes on the land after tearing down the sign.
Boys will have a harder time tearing through these knees.
Perhaps on a smaller scale than larger dogs, small dog breeds can also be quite destructive,tearing up clothing, furniture, rugs, and urinating on the floors if left unattended for long periods of time.
This will help remove staining caused by tearing from the eyes and urine clinging to the inside of the back legs.
This midwestern group has been tearing up the charts for the last decade and has released six very successful albums along the way.
Before you start tearing up your old vinyl floor tiles, consider the option of installing the new flooring over it.
A strong fabric that resists tearing, repels water and retains warmth, it was the natural choice for people living mostly outdoor lives in cold, damp and windy areas.
Socks made from synthetic fibers can wear out relatively quickly, but wool socks can provide several years of use without tearing or losing their shape.
The same tearing that occurs when linen is ironed too many times can also occur when it is folded frequently as well.
If you are having trouble keeping your eye open or it keeps tearing up, just relax.
If you experience pain, burning, redness, tearing or sensitivity to light while wearing the lenses, see your eye care professional immediately.
Cent, or Fiddy, is tearing up all kinds of media outlets.
You can drive around a big statue of Buddha, while tearing up the landscape around an ancient village.
Gory acts such as decapitation, pulling the arms off of an opponent, or tearing their bodies in half were just a few of the moves.
In particular, the "fatality" maneuvers, like tearing an opponent's heart out of his chest, were the cause for the controversy that surrounded the series.
It's not quite the same feeling as tearing open that shrinkwrap, but you do own the game.
This was because the game rewarded you for ripping out hearts, tearing off heads, and forcing geysers of blood to spew from your opponent.
Instead, the perineum can be massaged and gently stretched to prevent tearing as the baby's head crowns.
These occur when a heavy object falls onto a person, splitting the skin and shattering or tearing underlying structures.
The early symptoms of trachoma include the development of follicles (small sacs) on the conjunctivae of the upper eyelids; pain; swollen eyelids; discharge; tearing; and sensitivity to light.
Pain, irritation, tearing, red eye, twitching of the eye, decreased vision, and sensitivity to bright lights are common complaints that accompany a corneal abrasion.
A sprain is damage to or tearing of ligaments or a joint capsule.
A strain refers to damage to or tearing of a muscle.
Grade I sprains are mild injuries in which there is no tearing of the ligament and no joint function is lost, although there may be tenderness and slight swelling.
Grade III, or third degree, sprains are caused by complete tearing of the ligament where there is severe pain, loss of joint function, widespread swelling and bruising, and the inability to bear weight.
Until the early 2000s, tearing the ligaments of the knee meant the end to an athlete's career.
Cluster headaches-severe headaches characterized by pain centering around one eye, and eye tearing and nasal congestion occurring on the same side.
More serious injuries can cause skull fracture, blood clots between the skull and the brain, or bruising and tearing of the brain tissue itself.
Both closed and penetrating head injuries can cause swirling movements throughout the brain, tearing nerve fibers and causing widespread bleeding or a blood clot in or around the brain.
Such tearing or crushing injuries as those caused by bites take longer to heal than simple cuts and may require plastic surgery at a later date to restore the appearance of the nose.
Avulsion fracture-A fracture caused by the tearing away of a fragment of bone where a strong ligament or tendon attachment forcibly pulls the fragment away from the bone tissue.
Styes appear as red bumps on the eyelid and may cause itching or tearing.
If the uterus is not relaxing or if the resting tone is rising, this can be an indication of a placental abruption (the tearing away of the placenta from the wall of the uterus).
One study reported that 17 percent of college students with piercings suffered a medical complication such as infection or tearing.
Excessive force, such as exerting a strong pull, should never be applied to jewelry inserted into pierced body parts to avoid tearing and injuring tissues.
The infant will be tearing and have a purulent ocular discharge, and the eyelids will be swollen.
Inflammation of the thin membrane covering the eye (allergic conjunctivitis) causes redness, irritation, and increased tearing in the eyes.
The funeral usually begins by the members of the immediate family tearing a piece of their clothing to symbolize their loss of a loved one.
You are not cutting or tearing the money in any way.
If there is only a small bit of repair work to be done on your perineum due to tearing or an episiotomy, you can wait until it is complete before breastfeeding your baby.
To avoid tearing, it's important not to push until the cervix is completely dilated.
To minimize tearing, your doctor or midwife may massage or stretch the tissue and may gently press on the baby's head to slow down the birth.
Vaginal deliveries can end in tearing or episiotomies.
Ms. Fox, pulling and tugging at what appears to be either a black shirt or a swim cover up, is literally tearing it away from her body.
It should be thick enough to avoid snagging or tearing, and should feel soft against your skin.
Serious skaters know that you need the right shoe for tearing around on the parks or street, and Circa skateboarding shoes are some of the best.
Do not play with your jewelry, although this may be tempting, since pulling on the jewelry may cause tearing.
For example, strains may mean muscle tissue is on the verge of tearing, and a sprain may take a very long time to heal simply because tendons are made of tissue that is slow to repair itself.
Gone are the days of tearing about your closet to find the perfect outfit when you take the time to clean, sort and properly store.
Basically, an altered book is a book that has been transformed into a work of art through the use of rubber stamping, drawing, painting, tearing, folding, and other crafting techniques.
The process of tearing down old structures and rebuilding them to suit new activity demands allows your muscles to adapt to whatever you ask of them.
Tearing a weakened knee joint or dropping dead on the treadmill after pushing yourself too hard may be somewhat counterproductive in your quest for ripped abs.
Without this increased elasticity, muscles are more prone to tearing, as are important connective tissues like ligaments and tendons.
Anyone who uses the shoulder for repetitive actions such as swinging a tennis racket, throwing a ball or even lifting a weight may be prone to rotator cuff tears, which is a tearing of the tendons in the rotator cuff.
When you work out regularly, your body adapts to the tearing of muscle fibers caused by strength training through building muscle.
Seams make the garment more durable and may prevent your fishnet from tearing.
In the case of mesh, however, it is more prone to tearing than other fabrics and must be put on and taken off with care, lest it rip.
The goal is to get them to lie smoothly against your legs all the way up without tearing.
The demi-toe was designed to keep toenails from poking through and tearing a pair of stockings.
However, she had been tearing up the UK and European dance charts since 2001.
The story focuses around Lady Jessica, Alia, Gurney Halleck and Duncan Idaho as they try to stop the empire from tearing itself apart, and saving Paul's newborn twins.
Scarring of the skin signified by discoloration and tearing is known as striae or stretch marks.
Make regular manicures and pedicures a part of your weekly hygiene routine, and don't ignore chipping and tearing if they do appear.
Now they could discuss things instead of avoiding sensitive subjects - build on their relationship instead of tearing it down with the same demolition ball.
The last thing I want is a half-dozen little brats running around here tearing things up.
You said you didn't want any little brats tearing your house up.
It's tearing him up but he's determined to move ahead.
The wind snapped free of its bonds, nearly tearing her from his grip with its first gust.
It kept her centered and prevented her from running for the hills tearing her hair out.
Sheriff Fitzgerald hardly gave Dean enough time to exit his vehicle before tearing off up the street in the direction of the mountain road.
They're tearing apart our home, trying to find something they think can remove me from my position.
It was of her running and Darkyn tearing out her throat, after doing much more horrible things to her.
He'd forced her to stay awake through it all despite her fainting spells, tearing open her veins and feeding until she was too weak to fight him.
You run around turning into animals and tearing off people's heads and then just…a bed and breakfast?
Rhyn snatched it and read it before tearing off the strip at the bottom with the hotel's address.
His monsters are tearing through our warriors like they're made of cotton candy.
He focused on the taste of their warm blood and on tearing them limb from limb.
She moved away from the gate, tearing her gaze from his lean muscular thighs.
Lana, you know enough about the PMF to know they're the only force—perhaps in the world—with the ability to survive the government tearing itself apart.
Lana closed her eyes at the sudden light and heard him tearing something out of the ceiling.
Rhyn uncurled from his position on the cold, wet ground. He hadn't meant to fall asleep and didn't expect ever to wake up, not with the magic tearing him apart. He looked around, disoriented. The magic in his blood had stabilized as it did when Hannah and the angel were around, yet he didn't see them.
They turned your music up loud and started tearing the place apart but then someone rang the bell and they hightailed it out the back.
Mustering his strength, he leapt, tearing the woman out of the attacker's grip and rolling several feet with her.
It reared, tearing the reins from her hands as it threw her.
He nipped her neck, and she gasped, yearning and fire tearing through her.
Some of the largest and most accurate steelyards are those made for testing machines for tearing and crushing samples of metals and other materials.
She came tearing upstairs a few minutes ago in a state of great excitement.
He backed up, tearing his gaze from her finger.
Adrienne felt the rage tearing at her lungs, plucking at her nerves until she wanted to twist Julie's neck off.
The crack grew fast, flying down the trail towards Gabriel. The sound of the earth tearing grew louder. The trees on either side of her expanded, quickly doubling and then quadrupling in size. Afraid of being crushed between them, Katie darted off the trail towards Andre, who ran ahead of her.
Katie said, rising. The ground still rumbled, the trees surrounding both food cubes expanding fast and tearing up the ground in several directions as they did. She looked around, irritated to find she'd caused a chasm to form between them and the direction they'd been running.