in twain

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in twain (not comparable)

  1. in halves; into two parts; asunder
    When the masked stranger hew with his axe, the baker's head did split in twain and his body fell like a lump to the ground in turn.
    • Kif Kroker from the series Futurama, in the episode Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch
      ...shortly, it will renne my loins in twain, burst forth, and pull us down, down, down into the deep, dark waters of commitment.
    • Dryden
      When old winder split the rocks in twain.

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