Examples of schism in a Sentence
a schism between leading members of the party
The church was divided by schism.
Recent Examples of schism from the Web
The union balked and walked, leading to a messy strike that created a major schism within the firm that The Washington Post chronicled last month.
The extra step has not only irked riders who need to buy separate tickets, but also has marked a symbolic schism between Orleans and Jefferson in a metropolitan area lacking true regional transit connections.
There's a philosophical, commercial and maybe even spiritual schism occurring: Is the film festival, in a meta sense, obliged to hold traditional cinema sacrosanct?
Wilson, who inducted the Moody Blues, sounded pessimistic about Heart’s future following a schism last year with sister Nancy.
Throughout the short history of what's become a running feud between the two organizations, there's been a schism between the respective front offices and players and coaches that willfully and publicly enflame matters.
Eastern Orthodoxy and the Roman Catholic Church parted ways in the schism of 1054 A.D., with the pope and the Eastern patriarch excommunicating each other.
Almost uniquely among mainstream commentators, Douthat has been willing to suggest the possibility that Francis will spark a genuine schism between liberals and conservatives.
Unfortunately, there’s a schism there that happened with the cousins.
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Origin and Etymology of schism
conflict, disaccord, discord, discordance, discordancy, disharmony, dissension (also dissention), dissent, dissidence, dissonance, disunion, disunity, division, friction, infighting, inharmony, strife, variance, war, warfare;
SCHISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of schism for English Language Learners
: a division among the members of a group that occurs because they disagree on something
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