Often, too, when we tear away the thick turf that mantles the hill-slopes, we find the same phenomena.
It was struggling to tear away a mask that hid its own face.
It surged along the shores, and threatened to tear away the building which had been erected.
Memory was struggling furiously to tear away the curtain that hid the past.
But I still hold the ribbon in my hand—that is your love, which you cannot tear away.
Instead, he pretended to wipe a tear away from each of his eyes.
He tried to tear away from his bed-head and from the foot, those huge, open eyes with the dark, watchful pupils.
He had knocked the horse down, then dropped his club to tear away the dog.
Ceaselessly the mighty surges piled up against the ridge at our feet, as if to tear away the solid foundations of the mountain.
She wanted to tear away her flesh, but it seemed to resist her.