He looked away, and she turned again to the sight of the earth tearing open before them.
It felt as if his breast had been torn open.
Her dress was dirty and torn open in several places.
He might have been a body lying on a road then, his chest torn open.
The man fell to the ground, his chest torn open.
The skin was torn open on the side of his head.
But he and his wife crawled out through an opening in their car where the front end had been torn open.
But her heart felt as if it had been torn open.
They had been torn open in a more fundamental way.
Many of the bags had been torn open by children or dogs.