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  • verb Past participle of uptear


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  • O my son, dwelleth a black giant, seventy cubits high, who fights with trees from their roots uptorn; and when my son reached his

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He looked west, towards where the upper landing window had been, and was looking into the sunset, over an insane sea of waters, bristling with uptorn trees and refuse.

    The Virgin and the Gypsy

  • Here and there were scattered roots recently uptorn, branches broken off, huge stones reduced to powder, as if an avalanche had rushed down this flank of the mountain.

    The Master of the World

  • Faster still they went, up hill and down hill, leaping fallen trees, flying across the hollows made by the uptorn roots, swimming swollen streams, while the priest knelt on the saddle, holding the Viaticum high above the rushing water which dashed over his knees.

    Round Anvil Rock A Romance

  • The old village of Freshwater is picturesque, but the new lodging-house portion, only lately sprung up because it has become a fashion with doctors to prescribe Freshwater as a holiday and sanitary place, is hideous in its newness of fiery red brick and freshly uptorn earth.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873

  • They steer to sea; one might think that the Cyclades were uptorn and floated on the main, or that lofty mountains clashed with mountains, so mightily do their crews urge on the turreted ships.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Thus the Indians have been planted and uptorn, re-planted and uptorn, and re-planted, until they are now removed, not hundreds of miles from the grounds of their fathers, but thousands of miles.

    The American Missionary — Volume 42, No. 12, December, 1888

  • The chief was pacified, but nevertheless caused every spot which had been polluted by their unhallowed steps to be uptorn, and

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 1862 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Not that I liked changes, for heart vines bleed freely when uptorn, and friendship's stocks cannot be bought on margin.

    St. Cuthbert's

  • Slowly, beside it a lily grows up; as it grows the fading poppy is stirred, touched by its leaves; and the tiny bells waving over it inspire new life and vigour, till at length, grown whole and fresh, it is loosened from the brown uptorn roots, and floats upwards, to bloom more beautiful in Paradise.

    The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII: No. 356, October 23, 1886.


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