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se puh rayt

  • n  a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
  • n  a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments
  • v  act as a barrier between; stand between
  • v  force, take, or pull apart
    He separated the fighting children
  • v  mark as different
  • v  separate into parts or portions
  • v  divide into components or constituents
  • v  arrange or order by classes or categories
  • v  make a division or separation
  • v  discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
  • v  go one's own way; move apart
    The friends separated after the party
  • v  become separated into pieces or fragments
  • v  treat differently on the basis of sex or race
  • v  come apart
    The two pieces that we had glued separated
  • v  divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
  • a  independent; not united or joint
    a problem consisting of two separate issues
    they went their separate ways
    formed a separate church
  • s  standing apart; not attached to or supported by anything
    a house with a separate garage
  • s  separated according to race, sex, class, or religion
    separate but equal
    girls and boys in separate classes
  • s  have the connection undone; having become separate

  • There were separate schools for blacks and whites, separate restaurants, separate hotels, separate drinking fountains and separate baseball leagues.
  • Although they have separate necks and heads, separate hearts, stomachs and spinal cords, they share a bloodstream and all organs below the waist.
  • About $500 billion resides in separate accounts.
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