Maybe he'd stop feeling as if his heart had been torn out.
Just looking at the dead child was enough to tear out my heart.
I would tear my hair out after five minutes of those games.
Likely she was just trying to make him tear out his hair.
His arms felt as if they would be torn out.
There was also the problem of tearing out what had been done before.
Some tore out their own eyes because of what they were seeing.
It felt as if he were tearing his heart out.
Even if she had to tear out that heart a moment later.
He had to tear it out with his other hand.