Her dress was torn.
It may seem like Tom has forgotten all about the matter, but deep down inside, he's still torn up about it.
Someone has torn two pages out of this book.
The old houses were torn down to make room for a supermarket.
I'm torn between family and work
Imogen of the Internet is torn between filling out the music sections of all her online profiles and ensuring that none of her friends will have ever heard of her favorite bands in order to protect their precious obscurity.
The floor was strewn with party favors: torn noisemakers, crumpled party hats, and dirty Power Ranger plates.
Today young people find themselves, through no fault of their own, living in a world torn by international bitterness and the threat of nuclear destruction.
There used to be a fireplace here but I guess it's been torn down.
You want to be cooperative, but you’re torn
In the past month, three houses, all in good condition, have been torn down.
It's a torn in his side
An example of torn used as an adjective is the phrase "torn jeans," which means jeans with holes in them.
The government constantly have to issue new bank-notes becausethe old one get dirty and torn.