He stood with his feet planted far apart.
He stood apart while the other members of the team celebrated.
Their children were born two years apart.
My wife and I are unhappy when we're apart.
They separated and have been living apart for the past year.
Recent Examples on the Web
Usually the neediest of the bunch, Otter 936 showed its mettle, grabbing a crab, resting it on its stomach and twirling around while tearing it apart.—Dino Grandoni and Melina Mara, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Sep. 2023 While the pair initially put on a united front, their relationship was falling apart at the seams.—Emily Weaver, Peoplemag, 11 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, what should have been a fairly prescribed process to fund the government after McCarthy and Mr. Biden negotiated a more than $1 trillion deal earlier this summer over the debt limit appears to be falling apart.—CBS News, 11 Sep. 2023 Then their housing fell apart: they were supposed to move into a rental apartment in a Brooklyn brownstone, but the building was sold to new owners who rescinded the agreement—a development that seems to have crushed them.—Jennifer Egan, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 2023 This appeals to the man’s monstrous, third-person ego, but when that encounter also falls apart, Judith will try and try again, sometimes getting oh so close, sometimes getting nowhere.—Jessica Kiang, Variety, 10 Sep. 2023 Learning to tell them apart is key for diagnosis and treatment, which can help your child feel better, faster.—Nicole Harris, Parents, 10 Sep. 2023 Another sharp-eyed observer, Thoreau lived a life apart.—Angelica Aboulhosn, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Sep. 2023 The two cases — charged in November 2021 and May 2023 — involve a different 7-year-old girl about 15 years apart.—Meredith Colias-Pete, Chicago Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023
How much longer are we supposed to have these set apart programs for Black people?—Abc News, ABC News, 30 June 2023 Clearwater officials, aware of the spending concerns roiling Tamarac, value that Cernech refused to pick apart coverage by the South Florida Sun Sentinel, which has run stories revealing how city commissioners gave themselves lucrative perks and benefits.—Lisa J. Huriash, sun-sentinel.com, 25 May 2021 Could the dark energy that’s accelerating the expansion of the universe eventually rend apart spacetime?—Steven Strogatz, Quanta Magazine, 22 Feb. 2023 Redistricting efforts is intended to create similar-sized regions for Washington’s representatives while also splitting apart cities, counties and related communities as little as possible.—Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 28 July 2021 Montgomery was pleased with the diversity of the attack, but felt his charges weren’t picking apart teams like earlier in the season.—Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Dec. 2022 There are literally dozens of generations over which recombination could break apart association.—Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 16 Dec. 2011 James is an unstoppable freight train who plays downhill and picks apart defenses with his brain and brawn.—Chris Fedor, cleveland, 17 Dec. 2022 Some districts, like 8-6A and 9-6A, have fewer than a 20-mile difference between the league’s two farthest-apart schools.—Dallas News, 12 Dec. 2022 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French a part, literally, to one side