For both parties, and for ordinary Palestinians, the rift comes at a price.
But if the rift with Iran widens, it could become a shadow enemy in Syria as the U.S. begins its war there.
Adventures of Power, a new movie about air drumming, causes a rift in the air instrument community.
Their alleged jailing represents the biggest ever rift among high-ranking Iranian officials since the 1979 revolution.
Her mother made demands about a big ceremony and caused a rift between them.
A rift almost as important entered the legal life of the Moslem lands on another side.
The rift, when they arrived at its upper reaches, was cool and shadowy.
She could perceive just one star peering through a rift of cloud, and in her nostrils was the pungent odor of tobacco.
Skallagrim went to the edge of the rift and searched the plain with his hawk eyes.
Soon they came to a rift which led to an opening of some rods in circumference.
early 14c., "a split, act of splitting," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish and Norwegian rift "a cleft," Old Icelandic ript (pronounced "rift") "breach;" related to Old Norse ripa "to break a contract" (see riven). Figurative use from 1620s. Geological sense from 1921. As a verb, c.1300.