Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of a lacerating character; tearing; harrowing.

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Examples

  • Generally they prey one upon another as so many ravenous birds, brute beasts, devouring fishes, no medium, [351] omnes hic aut captantur aut captant; aut cadavera quae lacerantur, aut corvi qui lacerant, either deceive or be deceived; tear others or be torn in pieces themselves; like so many buckets in a well, as one riseth another falleth, one's empty, another's full; his ruin is a ladder to the third; such are our ordinary proceedings.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • In patentibus Asiae campis certo die congregant se, eam quae novissime advenit lacerant, inde avolant.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Secundum est pravitas Tyrannorum suorum, qui semper inter se se lacerant et rodunt, et subditos excoriant.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 43, May, 1861 Creator

  • The bell on the orthodox church called the members of Mr. Peck's society together for the business meeting with the same plangent, lacerant note that summoned them to worship on Sundays.

    Annie Kilburn : a Novel

  • Lacfdfiemoaium 273, 3 lacemnda 350, ix lacerant 298, 4

    Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera

  • Tantalus, ut famast, cassa formidine torpens; sed magis in uita diuum metus urget inanis mortalis casumque timent quem cuique ferat fors; nec Tityon uolucres ineunt Acherunte iacentem nec quod sub magno scrutentur pectore quicquam55 perpetuam aetatem possunt reperire profecto; quamlibet immani proiectu corporis exstet, qui non sola nouem dispessis iugera membris obtineat, sed qui terrai totius orbem, non tamen aeternum poterit perferre dolorem60 nec praebere cibum proprio de corpore semper; sed Tityos nobis non est in amore iacentem quem luctus lacerant: at quem exest anxius angor aut alia quauis scindunt cuppedine curae.

    The Powers of Hell

  • Quum membra absque capite aliquid operantur, ut, dum sese lacerant aut perdunt, demens est homo: sic, dum membra Christi sine capite Christo aliquid tentant, insana sunt, sese gravant et perdunt imprudentibus legibus.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • falle sorores: 40 quae uelut nactac uitulos leaenae singulos, eheu, lacerant: ego illis mollior nec te feriam neque intra

    The Daughters of Danaus

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