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separate

adjective alone, apart, asunder, departing, detached, different, disassociated, disconnected, disjoined, disjointed, disjunct, disparate, disrelated, dissimilar, dissociated, distinct, disunited, divergent, divided, divorced, independent, individual, insular, isolated, lone, loose, parted, removed, secluded, secretus, segregated, separated, separatus, set apart, severed, split, sundered, unaccompanied, unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unattached, unattended, unconnected
Associated concepts: separate action, separate cause of action, separate maintenance

separate

verb alienate, break, break off, break up, cleave, come apart, come between, cut adrift, cut off, disassociate, disband, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, dismember, dispart, disperse, dissever, dissolve, disunite, divide, exclude, fractionize, hold apart, intersect, keep apart, part, part company, part ways, rend, rive, rupture, section, sectionalize, segment, separare, set apart, sever, splinter, split, split up, tear, unbind, uncouple, unloose, unmarry, unravel, untie, unyoke, winnow
Associated concepts: annul, divorce
See also: abandon, alienate, alone, apart, bifurcate, bipartite, classify, cross, cull, demarcate, detach, dichotomize, disband, disconnected, discontinue, discrete, discriminate, disengage, disentangle, disjoint, disjunctive, disorganize, disparate, disperse, dissociate, distill, distinct, distinguish, divide, eliminate, estrange, except, excise, exclude, exclusive, extract, extrinsic, foreign, impertinent, individual, insular, insulate, interrupt, irrelative, irrelevant, isolate, liberate, luxate, particular, private, purge, relegate, remove, screen, secede, seclude, select, sequester, sever, singular, sole, solitary, sort, specific, split, sporadic, subdivide, substantive, unrelated, withdraw
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It separates the individual from all party, and unites him at the same time to the race.
They would have to cross the chain which separates the basin of the Niger from the basin of the Senegal, and determines the course of the water-shed, whether to the Gulf of Guinea on the one hand, or to the bay of Cape Verde on the other.
As we travelled, Infadoos told us that there was another pass over the mountains to the north of the one followed by Solomon's Great Road, or rather that there was a place where it was possible to climb down the wall of cliff which separates Kukuanaland from the desert, and is broken by the towering shapes of Sheba's Breasts.
that pane of glass which is further on, that transparent obstacle, that wall of crystal, harder than brass, which separates all philosophies from the truth, how wouldst thou have overcome it?
It's filling up the deepest gulf that separates class from class and soul from soul.
The clear blue eyes looked at the commander in chief just as boldly as they had looked at the regimental commander, seeming by their expression to tear open the veil of convention that separates a commander in chief so widely from a private.
He wished to keep this distance between them--the distance which separates the devotee from the image in the shrine.
It is probable that Hugh' (he's the hero, a literary man), 'had not realised at the time of his marriage, any more than the young man of parts and imagination usually does realise, the nature of the gulf which separates the needs and desires of the male from the needs and desires of the female.
Nothing in the revelations that kept you together and yet apart in play time can save you now; you two are of no age, no experience of life separates you; it is the boy's hour, and you have come up for judgment.
And perhaps too because of the great distance that separates Helium and Gathol, as well as the comparative insignificance of my little free city, which might easily be lost in one corner of mighty Helium," added Gahan.
You have thrown a bridge across the gulf which separates us people of alien tongues and alien manners.
Monsters uncouth and wild, arise in premature, imperfect resurrection; the several parts and shapes of different things are joined and mixed by chance; and when, and how, and by what wonderful degrees, each separates from each, and every sense and object of the mind resumes its usual form and lives again, no man-- though every man is every day the casket of this type of the Great Mystery--can tell.