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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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At the same time, it was only with the declaration of the eighth commandment on Mount Sinai that this commandment that sounded brokenly within the heart of man was restored externally and in the form of an external voice now pervaded through to his very conscience.
confess it brokenly with [her] English tongue," asks, "Do you like me, Kate?" (5.2.104-6).
Of the various words and phrases from Samson Agonistes that move brokenly through Blake's discourse, the most commonly recognized is the one I quoted above describing Samson's initial subjection to tyranny: grinding "at the Mill with slaves" (41).
PUNK (a little brokenly): You said that once before.
The third and fourth sections follow similar trajectories, retracing two more times the path from eros to loss: the third lover, a blue-fingernailed man first seen slumped in a chair at a Free Clinic, attracts and then burns the speaker, leaving her a "moth sobb[ing] brokenly in the middle of the room" ("Ignatz at the--Hotel"); the final Ignatz seems safely domesticated, a sleepy lover apparently content in the "sylvan bower" Krazy creates for him, until this flighty, "winged Ignatz" escapes from his birdcage into the neighbor's bed.
He reminisces brokenly: "When you have slept in your Cradle, I have wak'd for you,--and was it to this end." "Oh Child!
"One more." In the hour of his death, Moses' soul wails brokenly, as only souls can.
He spoke brokenly about the children buried in unmarked graves around the school, bones that have been dug up and "spirits ...
And then she sang, brokenly. A Jewish cantor singing with a broken voice.
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.
"'Brokenly Read': Aesthetic (Mis) Representation in Sarah Piatt's 'Beatrice Cenci"'
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).