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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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The next day, workshops will explore the relationship between our own brokenness and violence.
11, 2001, we aren't just mourning the dead -- we are, I hope, mourning the human brokenness that causes this kind of human violence.
Luke brings us a message of Jesus the Christ that draws the dividing line between brokenness and restoration through the center of our own lives.
A reason aware of its own brokenness might prove, in the end, a better guide than one committed a priori to healthy-mindedness" (11).
I should be clear that the church never said slavery was a good thing, but it did teach that in some instances it could be tolerated as a manifestation of the brokenness of the human condition.
The Kol Nidre prayer has the most haunting melody that has us examining all our vows, examining our own soul, admitting mistakes, jealousies and brokenness and all human things that we deal with,'' Jacobs said.
They have exchanged bitterness, brokenness, and unforgiveness, for joy, peace, and abundant life as a new norm.
Starting with the Eucharist and going on to include examples of impressive Catholics he has known, even bishops in the San Francisco diocese, Brian includes his own imperfections and brokenness.
The psalmist emphasizes that he has sinned against God, and recognizes the brokenness in relationship between the psalmist and his God and the psalmists desire to right that relationship.
I write in response to Geoff Woodcroft (ADR work is about 'wholeness and brokenness,' February letters) and in support of Bernice Logan.
Let's hunger for transformation and healing and wholeness so much that in the midst of our brokenness we reach out to others and do something about it.
The issue of homosexuality is the hot-button issue of our modern day church that reveals brokenness; not the brokenness of the homosexual, but that of a church that can't seem to seek understanding, to challenge biased presumption, and to do justice to all God's children.
I have known brokenness in my life and felt that life wasn't worth living, and I think that has given me more compassion for others who are broken.
But those who are willing allow the visions of Advent to run their course to fulfillment will find that Jesus will come as a healer to make whole and holy the brokenness of every human person.
For me this work is quite frightening and humbling at the same moment--it is about acknowledging hurt and love, life and death, wholeness and brokenness, all in a few short sentences that will, hopefully, have meaning for the respondent.