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Synonyms for broken

physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split

not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly

subdued or brought low in condition or status

(especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded

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tamed or trained to obey

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topographically very uneven

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imperfectly spoken or written

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thrown into a state of disarray or confusion

weakened and infirm

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destroyed financially

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out of working order ('busted' is an informal substitute for 'broken')

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discontinuous

lacking a part or parts

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He spoke brokenly about the children buried in unmarked graves around the school, bones that have been dug up and "spirits .
This inchoate inheritance can be glimpsed at best intuitively, vaguely, brokenly, but it can indeed be felt, and its efficacy lies in the hint of previously unimagined opportunities it releases.
Thin shells of wall stood brokenly among debris; and from this desolation I heard a sound which reminded me of a cricket chirping with quiet persistence from sun-warmed grasses in the veld.
So there are the high-priced lawyers souping up the drama, just as in the Mills trial and the Diana trial, with Van Ark weeping in court, and JK brokenly confessing that if she wasn't British, she'd be weeping too.
14) Buber agrees with this assertion: 'human life exists, though brokenly, in the world' (Buber, 2004: 109), while Nietzsche echoes this sentiment stating that human 'happiness should smell of the earth and not of contempt for the earth' (Nietzsche, 2003a: 140), and he claims that 'a good, human thing was the world to me today, this world of which so many evil things are said' (Nietzsche, 2003a: 206).
Scattered, nervous giggles at the racial epithets died down as the Eckford character recalled brokenly, "When I got home, wrung out my new dress, it was filled with yellow spit, dirt and sweat.
As his train pulls out he brokenly salutes the water tower from which his boys used to wave goodbye.
Where Caroline was sweet and Rosie cracklin', Oh Mary is brokenly heartbreaking, and Hell Yeah is an honest look at his own life.
Rhames' pre-conversion Animal--a hulking, brutish figure, screaming in pain or brokenly calling for his mother like a Cagney-schooled psychotic--is finely wrought.
It will be clear that the mere concept of the incarnation is insufficient: incarnation does not come to us in a unilinear way, but only brokenly, through death and resurrection.
broken world is brokenly visible, the mirror scattered in pieces and yet
The UN's member nations--with the United States at their head--blocked his every effort to stave off genocide; and for this he stubbornly, brokenly holds himself accountable.