Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Riven"

The meaning of "Riven" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Riven mean?
A: Violently divided.

Synonyms of "Riven" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Riven and Torn ?
A: interesting question! the word "riven" I would associate with a destructive force which is natural, and you have no control over.
"the earth was riven apart by the earthquake" . Riven also sounds quite dramatic and epic- I would mainly use it for large scale things.

"tear" usually implies that something is ripped into two or more pieces, usually by something or someone.
"I tore my dress!" . You wouldn't really use "riven" in this example, it would be much too dramatic and would sound silly! Hope this helps! :)

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