Broken

Bro"ken

(br"k'n), a. [From Break, v. t.] 1. Separated into parts or pieces by violence; divided into fragments; as, a broken chain or rope; a broken dish.
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2. Disconnected; not continuous; also, rough; uneven; as, a broken surface.
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3. Fractured; cracked; disunited; sundered; strained; apart; as, a broken reed; broken friendship.
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4. Made infirm or weak, by disease, age, or hardships.
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The one being who remembered him as he been before his mind was broken.
G. Eliot.
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The broken soldier, kindly bade to stay,
Sat by his fire, and talked the night away.
Goldsmith.
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5. Subdued; humbled; contrite.
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The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit.
Ps. li. 17.
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6. Subjugated; trained for use, as a horse.
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7. Crushed and ruined as by something that destroys hope; blighted. "Her broken love and life." G. Eliot.
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8. Not carried into effect; not adhered to; violated; as, a broken promise, vow, or contract; a broken law.
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9. Ruined financially; incapable of redeeming promises made, or of paying debts incurred; as, a broken bank; a broken tradesman.
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10. Imperfectly spoken, as by a foreigner; as, broken English; imperfectly spoken on account of emotion; as, to say a few broken words at parting.
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Amidst the broken words and loud weeping of those grave senators.
Macaulay.
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Broken ground. (a) (Mil.) Rough or uneven ground; as, the troops were retarded in their advance by broken ground. (b) Ground recently opened with the plow. -- Broken line (Geom.), the straight lines which join a number of given points taken in some specified order. -- Broken meat, fragments of meat or other food. -- Broken number, a fraction. -- Broken weather, unsettled weather.
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