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Great Divide

the continental divide of North America; the Rocky Mountains.
any similar continental divide.
the passage from life to death:
He crossed the Great Divide before his promise as a poet was recognized.
an important division or difference.
Origin of Great Divide
1860-65; Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In 1876, he published his “Great Divide,” describing his travels in the West.

    The Yellowstone National Park Hiram Martin Chittenden
  • She felt, in some way, that her life had approached its Great Divide.

    The Silver Poppy Arthur Stringer
  • On the Western side of the Great Divide the rainfall decreases from 40 in.

    Our First Half-Century Government of Queensland
  • That was what one needed when one was going down the other side of the Great Divide.

    Helen Grant's Schooldays Amanda M. Douglas
  • There is no answer, no answer this side of the Great Divide.

    Men, Women and Guns H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  • It runs twelve miles, right up to the foot of the Great Divide.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park Walter Prichard Eaton
  • If he was killed, he would have company across the Great Divide; of that he was certain.

    The Orphan Clarence E. Mulford
  • At ten in the morning of February 11, they were on the Great Divide.

    Vikings of the Pacific

    Agnes C. Laut
  • "This is about the time we come to the 'Great Divide,'" he said.

    The Title Market Emily Post
British Dictionary definitions for Great Divide

Great Divide

another name for the continental divide
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Slang definitions & phrases for Great Divide

great divide

noun phrase

A divorce

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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