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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. 2017.
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  • Meanwhile, her own care was to keep the fragile creature who was living upon hope still on this side of the Great Divide.

    A Girl of the Klondike Victoria Cross
  • That was what one needed when one was going down the other side of the Great Divide.

    Helen Grant's Schooldays Amanda M. Douglas
  • Lloyd listened to the words with a strange interest, and wondered what kind of a home he would go to across the Great Divide.

  • There is no answer, no answer this side of the Great Divide.

    Men, Women and Guns H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
  • On the Western side of the Great Divide the rainfall decreases from 40 in.

    Our First Half-Century Government of Queensland
  • If he was killed, he would have company across the Great Divide; of that he was certain.

    The Orphan Clarence E. Mulford
  • The signature was that of the famous criminal lawyer who had induced the boys to undertake the mission to the Great Divide.

    Boy Scouts on the Great Divide Archibald Lee Fletcher
  • At ten in the morning of February 11, they were on the Great Divide.

    Vikings of the Pacific Agnes C. Laut
  • His party is said to have reached the vicinity of the site of Helena, but never saw the sunset side of the Great Divide.

    The Columbia River William Denison Lyman
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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