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Definitions of separation

  1. coming apart
  2. the distance between things; " fragile items require separation and cushioning"
  3. ( law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife ( either by mutual agreement or under a court order)
  4. the state of lacking unity
  5. the act of dividing or disconnecting
  6. the social act of separating or parting company; " the separation of church and state"
  7. sorting one thing from others; " the separation of wheat from chaff"; " the separation of mail by postal zones"
  8. termination of employment ( by resignation or dismissal)
  9. the space where a division or parting occurs; " he hid in the separation between walls"
  10. The act of separating, or the state of being separated, or separate.
  11. Chemical analysis.
  12. Divorce.
  13. The operation of removing water from steam.
  14. A situation in which the partners in a married couple live apart. Spouses are said to be living apart if they no longer reside in the same dwelling, even though they may continue their relationship. A legal separation results when the parties separate and a court rules on the division of property, such as alimony or child support -- but does not grant a divorce.
  15. Legal dissolution of an officially recognized marriage relationship.
  16. The act of parting, dividing, or withdrawing; state of being divided or apart: legal parting of married persons.
  17. Act of separating or disjoining: state of being separate: disunion: the state of a married couple legally living apart, without an absolute divorce.
  18. The act of separating; the state of being separated.
  19. The act of separating; disjunction; the state of being separate; disunion; divorce.
  20. Disjunction; disconnection; divorce.
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Quotes of separation

  1. You know, Scooter's going to do the first separation burn; I'm going to do the second separation burn. – Duane G. Carey
  2. I have a friend that has five kids and she went through a trial separation with her husband, and she didn't have time to be upset. Every now and then, she'd call me on the cell phone and just cry. – Faith Ford
  3. Yes, the meeting of dear friends atones for the regret of separation and like it so much enhances affection, that after absence one wonders how one has been able to stay away from them so long. – Marguerite Gardiner
  4. But, I know enough people in that court, through the years, to know one thing: There's always somebody who surprises you, who rises above what they thought they appointed him for, and stays with the separation of powers, and with the right of the law to decide. – Arthur Hertzberg
  5. If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword. – Andrew Jackson
  6. The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people have been manifestly increased by the total separation of the church from the state. – James Madison
  7. But separation of church and state was never meant to separate God and government. – Roy Moore
  8. The basic premise of the Constitution was a separation of powers and a system of checks and balances because man was perceived as a fallen creature and would always yearn for more power. – Roy Moore
  9. I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations. – Ralph Nader
  10. Under the doctrine of separation of powers, the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government. – Richard M. Nixon
  11. I believe that in the long run, separation between Israel and the Palestinians is the best solution for resolving the Israeli -Palestinian conflict. – Yitzhak Rabin
  12. For the standard of Christian life was to be strained to a higher pitch; more fasting was required, and more careful separation from the manners and enjoyments of the world; celibacy and martyrdom had great value set upon them, and second marriages were prohibited. – Robert Rainy
  13. Many a witty inspiration is like the surprising reunion of befriended thoughts after a long separation – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
  14. And my parents' separation was tricky. But my mum had always been really honest with me, and treated me like an adult even when I was really young, so I knew they hadn't been getting on. – Lisa Snowdon
  15. The act of exploring what the men are, and moreover the separation of the good from the evil, is visitation; and the good are then removed, and the evil are left behind. – Emanuel Swedenborg

Usage examples for separation

  1. I mean the separation of a male elephant from all his companions, in order to lead a solitary existence. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  2. If we make the plates of a condenser larger, keeping the separation between them the same, it means more space in the waiting- rooms and hence less crowding. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  3. And even now he is sure the King will never consent to the separation – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  4. She did not expect him to obey her first orders, nor did she want to hurry the moment of separation or to part from him with a feeling of bitterness. – Esther by Henry Adams
  5. The assertion it contains is not true, and I conceive it to be a duty both to you and myself to declare that I then was, and still am, ignorant of the causes of the separation in question:- I am, etc. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  6. The separation of spirit from matter was a mystery, and the union of spirit with matter was a mystery also. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  7. In separation from their fellows, they could not be trained. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  8. The green reappeared only in the F2 males, but the separation of green from gray was not as easy or complete as desirable. – Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila by Thomas Hunt Morgan Calvin B. Bridges
  9. The separation of the Negro membership from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, came after the Civil War. – The History of the Negro Church by Carter Godwin Woodson
  10. There is no such thing as separation here, or anywhere. – The Child of the Dawn by Arthur Christopher Benson
  11. Nevertheless, the risk bred of separation which, in order to achieve great results, they had deliberately accepted had not yet passed away. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  12. His memory of it is perfect and the result is that he has not our sense of separation and loss at all. – Elementary Theosophy by L. W. Rogers
  13. Now look here, Tess, I know what men are, and, bearing in mind the grounds of your separation I am quite positive he will never make it up with you. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  14. There is so much sadness in separation – The Red Lily, v2 by Anatole France
  15. I felt very poor and lonely as I went to my bed at the club that first night after our separation and when next day Bacheller invited me out to his new home at Sound Beach, I gratefully accepted, although I was in the middle of getting a new book through the press- a job which my publishers had urged upon me against my better judgment. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  16. Three months' separation and waiting, and then- " What are you thinking of?" – An Unknown Lover by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  17. It was like meeting an old friend after years of separation – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  18. Separation without permission to re- marry, is of course an admitted remedy. – An Outline of Sexual Morality by Kenneth Ingram
  19. If indeed it is only proposed, that a separation of the troops shall be referred to the consent of their officers; that is a very different matter. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  20. I know only too well how much this separation has cost him. – The Northern Light by E. Werner

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