Usage examples for rending

  1. There was an instant's lull, a tremor through the ground; then the rending and crunching of the wind monster in the oaks, the shriek of the forest victim- and the wind was gone. – Roof and Meadow by Dallas Lore Sharp
  2. Kovrin heard his despairing, heart- rending cry. – The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov