marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
"in a tearing rage"
- He wept tearing his hair.
- Why are you tearing this book?
- The bear began tearing at the tent.
- Tearing money up is a crime, but tearing checks up isn't.
- Investment bankers are tearing their hair out over the crash.
- He is the tearing the letter in tears.
- Beth accused her sister, Sally, of tearing her scarf.
- Playing, such as crumpling paper into a ball or tearing into pieces, helps develop children's creativity.
- I don't know how to help Tom and it's tearing me up inside!
- He came tearing around the corner, driving like a maniac, going like a house afire.
- Seagulls cause all types of disturbances by cackling loudly, spreading guano, tearing up garbage bags and attacking to get food.
- A creepy cry that sounds like a human voice, velvet black wings, the image of tearing into dead flesh; crows are known across the world as an ill-omened bird that flies down with ill-luck.
- castration of male pigs by other means than tearing of tissues,
- The paper to be used shall be sufficiently strong to prevent easy tearing or creasing in normal use.
- The forms shall be printed on paper sufficiently strong to prevent easy tearing or creasing in normal use.