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Sunder, vb. 1) to separate: “that vile wall which did these lovers s.” Mids. V, 133. “so sweet a bar should s. such sweet friends,” Merch. III, 2, 120. “shall we be --ed,” As I, 3, 100. H6A IV, 3, 42. H6C IV, 1, 23. R3 V, 3, 100. Troil. V, 10, 27. With from: “the sea that --s him from thence,” H6C III, 2, 138. Peculiar expression: “what more favour can I do to thee, than with that hand that cut thy youth in twain to s. his that was thine enemy,” Rom. V, 3, 100 (i. e. to cut it in twain too, to separate the soul from the body).
2) intr. to be separated, to quit each other, to part: “strangers and foes do s., and not kiss,” All's II, 5, 91. “even as a splitted bark, so s. we,” H6B III, 2, 411.
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