Adjective "apart" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


(of two or more people or things) separated by a specified distance in time or space.
  1. 'studies from as far apart as America and Iceland'
  2. 'The doors were spaced about five feet apart, but again, I didn't note that it was significant.'
  3. 'The cattle grates were made from rebar spaced about a foot apart and about ten feet wide.'
  4. 'The passing of our friend Schwartz is being noted in venues as far apart as The Independent and The Cleveland Plain Dealer.'
  5. 'She stayed in one place, her feet about as far apart as her shoulders, and really only her legs moved.'
  6. 'The marchers were held back by police men and women spaced about three feet apart.'
  7. 'Three wooden fence posts marked the end of the property, spaced roughly ten feet apart, and ending up at the neighbors chain link.'
  8. 'I added rolled-rim terra-cotta pots on this edge, spaced 10 feet apart.'
  9. 'Two fences (one high and one moderately high) spaced about three feet apart are recommended.'
  10. 'The cast-in-place piers are graceful, slender, and elegant with curving surfaces, spaced 142 feet apart.'
  11. 'With your feet spaced shoulder-width apart, raise the bar off the rack.'
  12. 'alcoholism had driven us apart'
  13. 'Drawn together but also driven apart by their strong personalities, each has worked on solo projects or in different line-ups over the years.'
  14. 'Groups such as Family Mediation Scotland are attempting to help families stay together, but apart.'
  15. 'Intimacy then becomes cold and degrading, leading the couple farther apart, not closer together.'
  16. 'Asking for things you know your partner won't want to do is likely to make you feel further apart, not closer together.'
  17. 'I also feel for me and my fiance who will be apart for some considerable time whilst we plough through this stuff.'
  18. 'Many spouses live apart for considerable periods of time; often the economic situation is so desperate that they have to look for means of subsistence on their own.'
  19. 'More than that, theirs is a great love story, an exquisitely painful romance of two self-proclaimed soulmates who can't live together yet can't live apart.'
  20. 'I think the only way we will survive is if we live apart, the main reason is because he is constantly blaming the fact that I am a model, for the problems I am having.'
  21. 'Lately the two have spent more time apart than Paige considers healthy.'
  22. 'This is where a man and woman consider themselves a couple, but live apart.'
To or on one side; at a distance from the main body.
  1. 'The question that can be asked is: can a certain percentage of replenishable groundwater be considered to be set apart for agriculture?'
  2. 'He has also been setting apart a considerable amount of time for social activities.'
  3. 'A side-yard garden is a world unto itself, so consider ways of setting it apart.'
  4. 'But on top of this he must cope with a major problem that has set him apart from his friends since he was six.'
  5. 'What stands Mew apart from most of these bands is the style in which they were recorded.'
  6. 'wrestlers were a breed apart'
  7. 'But what really sets the 80s apart was the quality of teen flicks.'
  8. 'What marks this transaction apart is that here we are dealing with 100 per cent ownership.'
  9. 'Without question these women constitute a breed apart.'
  10. 'Regular callers to these programmes are a breed apart.'
  11. 'But the mosaic which marks the villa apart is located between the baths and the patio.'
  12. 'I was not exactly a Casanova but I did enough to keep my engine ticking over and none of the girls I had known could match up to Sarah - she had a special quality that set her apart.'
  13. 'It is only their subject matter that is different and marks them apart.'
  14. 'She remarked that one of the things that sets Tullow Show apart was the quality of the trade stands it attracts.'
  15. 'What really sets them apart is the quality of the participants and the detail and interest of the material.'
  16. 'Portlanders, you understand, are a breed apart.'
  17. 'joking apart, they do a really remarkable job'
  18. 'Jokes apart, I think many need to have a clear understanding of the demographics of the Muslim world.'
  19. 'It's also a remarkably sexy record, considering that - pin-up singer apart - the band still look like brickies.'
  20. 'Bonetti's dismissal and Artero's outstanding strike effort apart, the second period was almost subdued compared to the first 45 minutes.'
  21. 'Jokes apart, she's also been a convincing character actress.'
  22. 'All jokes apart, this is not is not meant to disrespect them in any which way.'
  23. 'Financial considerations apart, was he worth all that palaver?'
  24. 'Leadership qualities apart, it is his positive view of the life which has helped him maintain his cool all along and this seems to be keeping him hale and hearty.'
  25. 'Okay okay, jokes apart, this is one movie I am really looking forward to.'
  26. 'With a wife and two grown up daughters who must be concerned at the level of vitriol thrown at their breadwinner, has he ever considered packing it all in, his lucrative renumeration apart?'
So as to be shattered; into pieces.
  1. 'It is pale yellow, and arrives molded in hard cakes that slice apart into gelatinous pieces.'
  2. 'I was going to take her words apart piece by piece.'
  3. 'Desperate to avoid forking out thousands, Chris planned to take the plane apart and transport the pieces in 12 lorries to Tameside.'
  4. 'It was a four-inch bullet that entered her body and broke apart.'
  5. 'Amy sighed and broke apart the pieces, handing them out.'
  6. 'And then you start tearing it apart in bits and pieces and start writing notes to yourself, remember in scene so and so you're going to do so and so, so set it up now.'
  7. 'Pieces are quickly torn apart in search of the coin which brings good luck for the rest of the year'
  8. 'This will be done by taking the tower apart piece by piece and removing the rubble in secure containers.'
  9. 'In addition, I'd hear noises resembling someone tugging/prying apart pieces of wood.'
  10. 'I saw bits and pieces of it breaking apart and falling faster.'

More definitions

1. into pieces or parts; to pieces: to take a watch apart; an old barn falling apart from decay.

2. separately in place, time, motion, etc.: New York and Tokyo are thousands of miles apart. Our birthdays are three days apart.

3. to or at one side, with respect to place, purpose, or function: to put money apart for education; to keep apart from the group out of pride.

4. separately or individually in consideration: each factor viewed apart from the others.

5. aside (used w

More examples(as adjective)

"seats can be apart in months."

"nations can be apart with questions."

"nations can be apart with divisions."

"unions can be apart on things."

"sides can be apart between desires."

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Late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin a parte ‘at the side’.


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