great divide


Definition of great divide

: a significant point of division especially : death

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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 This group of quarterbacks highlights the NFL's great divide. Star Tribune, "Rapid QB evolution — more Lamars and Deshauns, fewer Kirks and Toms — will define this NFL season," 10 Sep. 2020 There has been a great divide between the best and worst stock-market sectors this year. William Power, WSJ, "U.S.-Stock Funds Rose 5.5% in August," 5 Sep. 2020 The great divide ended last week, though, with Xavier's first week of summer practice. Adam Baum, The Enquirer, "'We're back. We're a team.' Xavier's basketball coaches discuss the first week of practice," 4 Aug. 2020 But as the pandemic rips apart the economy, one of the greatest divides may be between those who can work remotely and those who can't. NBC News, "Bracing for a grim April jobs report, arrests for Ahmaud Arbery's killing, charges dropped in Michael Flynn case and VE Day," 8 May 2020 There are great divides created by gender, ethnicity, disability, income and socioeconomics. Karina Bland, azcentral, "Quaranteenies? Is that what we'll call the generation born out of the pandemic?," 10 May 2020 But, there is still a lot of work to do to ease the great divide between education and wellness. Dallas News, "The D-FW paradox: How education and wellness drive our prosperity gap," 13 Sep. 2018 Sooner or later, one mutation hits pay dirt and allows the virus to cross the great divide between different species. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "What is coronavirus and Covid-19? An explainer," 31 Mar. 2020 There is great divide between the people and our local government. Anchorage Daily News, "14 questions: Anchorage Assembly candidate MoHagani Magnetek," 28 Mar. 2020

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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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The first known use of great divide was in 1868

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19 Sep 2020

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“Great divide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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