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Definitions of apart

  1. one from the other; " people can't tell the twins apart"
  2. placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose; " had a feeling of being set apart"; " quality sets it apart"; " a day set aside for relaxing"
  3. away from another or others; " they grew apart over the years"; " kept apart from the group out of shyness"; " decided to live apart"
  4. not taken into account or excluded from consideration; " these problems apart, the country is doing well"; " all joking aside, I think you're crazy"
  5. into parts or pieces; " he took his father's watch apart"; " split apart"; " torn asunder"
  6. separated or at a distance in place or position or time; " These towns are many miles apart"; " stood with his legs apart"; " born two years apart"
  7. not living together as man and wife; " decided to live apart"; " maintaining separate households"; " they are separated"
  8. remote and separate physically or socially; " existed over the centuries as a world apart"; " preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W. H. Hudson; " tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization"; " an obscure village"
  9. having characteristics not shared by others; " scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush
  10. Separately, in regard to space or company; in a state of separation as to place; aside.
  11. In a state of separation, of exclusion, or of distinction, as to purpose, use, or character, or as a matter of thought; separately; independently; as, consider the two propositions apart.
  12. Aside; away.
  13. In two or more parts; asunder; to piece; as, to take a piece of machinery apart.
  14. Separately; aside; asunder.
  15. Separately: aside.
  16. Separately; aside; by itself; asunder.
  17. Separately, as regards
  18. Separately; at a distance.
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Usage examples for apart

  1. We can best see our ways to the end if we seek them apart. – Jane Cable by George Barr McCutcheon
  2. Most men don't know that a woman has a life of her own- apart from her children, from her husband, from all. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  3. Don't pull me apart. – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  4. It was a very dark night- so dark, in fact, that I hesitated to go to my teepee, which was placed apart that I might not be disturbed by the others. – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart
  5. They fell apart on the instant. – Dead Men Tell No Tales by E. W. Hornung
  6. I will tell you something: Lincoln of this state is not so far apart from Douglas. – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  7. They break apart, and 'tis left to me to explain from the window. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. 3218. In a large business like yours there might be a cash transaction at a time, apart from your books, which was settled for there and then? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. " Are bad to pull apart. – Dr. Adriaan by Louis Couperus
  10. I'm going to take it apart now, and see what it needs. – Tom Swift and his Motor-cycle by Victor Appleton
  11. He talked apart, first with one, then with another. – Muslin by George Moore
  12. I prefer two- year- old trees, set thirty feet apart each way. – The Apple by Various
  13. " Take the wreck apart a piece at a time. – The Wailing Octopus by Harold Leland Goodwin
  14. They seated themselves at another table, apart. – Eight Keys to Eden by Mark Irvin Clifton
  15. The words stood well apart. – Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine by Edwin Waugh
  16. How troubled you look to- day, whispers she, taking the child's pale face- they are a little apart from the others- between her hands, and how pale! – Boris Lensky by Ossip Schubin
  17. He knew the face, he remembered those wide- apart eyes. – The Rustle of Silk by Cosmo Hamilton
  18. It is a thing apart. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  19. No longer did he stand apart and above them. – The Snow-Burner by Henry Oyen
  20. These two points are eight or nine miles apart. – A Study of Recent Earthquakes by Charles Davison
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