A drop of the limpid, saline fluid secreted, normally in small amount, by the lachrymal gland, and diffused between the eye and the eyelids to moisten the parts and facilitate their motion. Ordinarily the secretion passes through the lachrymal duct into the nose, but when it is increased by emotion or other causes, it overflows the lids.
Something in the form of a transparent drop of fluid matter; also, a solid, transparent, tear-shaped drop, as of some balsams or resins.
That which causes or accompanies tears; a lament; a dirge.
To separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend; to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear the skin or flesh.
Hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend; as, a party or government torn by factions.
To rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to sunder; as, a child torn from its home.
To pull with violence; as, to tear the hair.
To move violently; to agitate.
To divide or separate on being pulled; to be rent; as, this cloth tears easily.
To move and act with turbulent violence; to rush with violence; hence, to rage; to rave.
The act of tearing, or the state of being torn; a rent; a fissure.
Love is understood, in a historical way, as one of the great human vocations - but its counterspell has always been infidelity. This terrible, terrible betrayal that can tear apart not only another person, not only oneself, but whole families. Junot Diaz
You should hurry up and acquire the cigar habit. It's one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love, so much less costly in emotional wear and tear. Aldous Huxley
France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper. Billy Wilder
I can't stand to watch anything that I'm in. I tear it apart. The worst thing you can do is leave me alone and let me watch what I'm in. It's abusive. Elias Koteas
There's too much darkness in the world. Everywhere you turn, someone is tryin' to tear someone down in some way; everywhere you go, there's a feeling of inadequacy, or a feeling that you're not good enough. I want to bring a certain light to the world. Alicia Keys