a world apart

idiom

: completely different
The place where she lives now is a world apart from the small town where she grew up.

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Recent Examples on the Web The two men are a world apart—until a horrific misunderstanding leads to Watling trapping a friend of Beth's in his basement. Matt Kamen, WIRED, 22 June 2024 View More The watercolor, though, feels a world apart from his luminous silhouettes and vivid storylines. Susan Tallman, The Atlantic, 14 June 2024 American Merlot seemed a world apart from its Bordeaux-right-bank kin, but was the delicate Pinot Noir the grape to deliver the final blow? Johnny Noakes, Hartford Courant, 11 June 2024 Although the act of piracy and Obama’s speech occurred half a world apart, the two events were deeply interconnected. Michael Lyon Baker, Foreign Affairs, 4 Oct. 2010 Despite its proximity to Manhattan and its ritzy southern counterpart, the area feels like a world apart with its country roads dotted with stellar vineyards and farms. Ivette Manners, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Aug. 2023 Maury and Miner elementary schools are within walking distance of one another and in some ways a world apart — with lopsided demographics that mirror the racial and economic segregation surrounding them on D.C.’s Capitol Hill. Lauren Lumpkin, Washington Post, 14 Feb. 2024 The best period dramas whisk viewers away to times and places that feel a world apart from the humdrum blandness of modern life: Corsets! Radhika Seth, Vogue, 22 Feb. 2024 That’s not to say Manning Walker is a world apart from the young subjects of her film. Thomas Page, CNN, 2 Feb. 2024

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“A world apart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20world%20apart. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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