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
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Word History


the Great Divide, North American watershed

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of great divide was in 1868

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“Great divide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

great divide

: a watershed located between major drainage systems
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