great divide

noun

Definition of great divide

: a significant point of division especially : death

Examples of great divide in a Sentence

many religions claim to know what happens after we cross the great divide
Recent Examples on the Web Therein lies the great divide in the Halo audience. Washington Post, 26 Nov. 2021 There were, of course, divisions in America even before the great divide over whether the colonies should resist British rule or, eventually, break from Britain itself. BostonGlobe.com, 4 Nov. 2021 Much like within our society, vaccination status has created a great divide for both employers and employees alike. Phil Blair, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Oct. 2021 What's more, reporting regulation alone does nothing to address wealth inequality or bridge the great divide. Francois Botha, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 The pink Mylar balloon floating near Bubbly Creek would have once faced an equally fateful reckoning on the continent's other great divide, the one that split the Mississippi River basin from the waters of the Great Lakes. jsonline.com, 30 Aug. 2021 Even a cursory accounting reveals the great divide between the protected and the unprotected. Phil Gramm And Mike Solon, WSJ, 11 Aug. 2021 This great divide — spilling into workplaces, schools, supermarkets and voting booths — has split the nation at a historic juncture when partisan factionalism and social media already are achieving similar ends. Dennis Wagner, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2021 There may be other solutions for the storied Venice community and the great divide on homeless encampments. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of great divide

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for great divide

the Great Divide, North American watershed

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“Great divide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/great%20divide. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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