“Heche's scenes with Depp have a rending poignancy,” Rolling Stone reviewed.
As he thrust back his chair, there came from the floor beneath—from the wall immediately behind him—an ominous, rending sound.
By a rending effort of the will he woke the rest of the room up.
A roar, like the rending asunder of the firmament, caused my soul to expand with horror and joy.
It's the devil that has entered into his heart and is rending him.
The rending power of roots on rocks has been greatly overrated.
With a rending crash it gave, and they fell sprawling into the cabin.
It would have been as easy to snatch the carcass from the tiger that was rending it.
Promptly, with a sound of rending wood, the top flew half-way up.
AM so apt to think that the rending of an outer garment is a token of true penitence and amendment of life.
Old English rendan, hrendan "to tear, cut down," from West Germanic *randijanan (cf. Old Frisian renda "to cut, break," Middle Low German rende "anything broken," German Rinde "bark, crust"), probably related to rind. Related: Rended; rent; rending.