Aside separate from both into components in two independently into or in different pieces or places
- into components or pieces
- widely separated particularly in room
- Apart; split from one another; into components; in 2; separately; into or in different pieces or places.
mid-12c., contraction of Old English on sundran (see sunder). Middle English familiar with understand asunder for "distinguish, tell apart."
(adv.) Aside; separate from each other; into components; in two; separately; into or perhaps in different pieces or places.
Forced asunder at the outset, each would (in all probability) fall back along his own line of communication, and the gap thus made between the allies would enable the emperor to manoeuvre between them and defeat them in turn.