- As he spoke , noah tore off a piece of bread and tossed it into the water .
- Eg. not only did they break into his office and steal his books , but they also tore up his manuscripts .
- The terror , mr figes notes , " tore apart the moral ties that hold together a society . "
- Determined to demonstrate his free spirit somehow , he tore a piece of brown paper out of his mattress and wrote down , with a blunt pencil he had cadged from a guard , all the latin words he could remember .
- In green square , previously the scene of countless stage-managed rallies in support of the old regime , tripolitans tore down pictures of colonel muammar qaddafi , their ruler for the last 42 years and the world 's longest-reigning dictator .