fault line

noun

Definition of fault line

: something resembling a fault : split, rift a major conceptual fault line in foreign policy— Morton Kondracke

Examples of fault line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The holy site sits on the fault line of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is central to rival narratives of Palestinians and Israeli Jews. Fares Akram And Tia Goldenberg, USA TODAY, 7 Aug. 2022 The holy site sits on the fault line of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is central to rival narratives of Palestinians and Israeli Jews. Fares Akram And Tia Goldenberg, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 Aug. 2022 The holy site sits on the fault line of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is central to rival narratives of Palestinians and Israeli Jews. Fares Akram And Tia Goldenberg, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Aug. 2022 The holy site sits on the fault line of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and is central to rival narratives of Palestinians and Israeli Jews. CBS News, 7 Aug. 2022 Taiwan sits directly on the fault line between these two competing powers and their agendas. Michael Schuman, The Atlantic, 3 Aug. 2022 Earthquakes are not uncommon along a fault line that runs along Narragansett Pier. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 15 May 2022 Its geology is rarely more naked than along the fault line, which stretches from the Reykjanes Peninsula outside of the country’s capital, Reykjavik, in the southwest to the northeast near the Myvatn baths, nearly halfway around the island. New York Times, 3 June 2022 Ukraine has emerged as a global fault line over democracy. Abdul El-sayed, The New Republic, 10 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fault line

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fault line was in 1869

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Last Updated

15 Aug 2022

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“Fault line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fault%20line. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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