dividing line


: a line or object that separates two areas
The dividing lines on the street were newly painted.
A fence marked the dividing line between the two properties.
often used figuratively
the dividing line between right and wrong

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web And that’s a big dividing line in comedy. Michael Schneider, Variety, 11 Apr. 2023 In 2019, writer and historian Timothy Phillips embarked on a 3,000-mile trek along the route of Europe’s postwar dividing line—almost a third was on foot. Andrew Stuttaford, WSJ, 14 Mar. 2023 Too often throughout history, the story of disability has provided a dividing line due to society’s response. Jonathan Kaufman, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 This is the sort of dividing line date for us. Seth Doane, CBS News, 26 Mar. 2023 The public dividing line between this year and last year comes Thursday when the Aztecs play their annual Spring Game at Snapdragon Stadium. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Mar. 2023 There’s another issue, one raised by growth critics like the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association: The new structures, in large part, would hold university students, erasing the dividing line between town and gown once and for all. John King, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Mar. 2023 Military aid to Ukraine has emerged as a dividing line among the Republican presidential candidates – but not necessarily between front-runners Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2023 The dividing line in America is no longer between right or left. Jacob Bogage, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Dividing line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dividing%20line. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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