Placing an undue emphasis on our ‘separateness’ is a step backward.
But in some districts there were clearly defined lines of separateness.
This is His separateness, in which we are to be made like Him.
Even the rocks and the stones are seen as parts of the Whole and we no longer feel a sense of separateness from any thing.
His mind naturally dwelt upon the principle of separateness.
It is in this that the separateness and Exaltation of God, even above all thought of man, really consists.
With the separateness that let them complement each other to form the whole.
He will have to justify his spiritual isolation or separateness.
Rhythm was simply ease, as separateness, due to want of rhythm, was dis-ease.
Each city was in the hands of a few or a few hundred men, to whom its separateness meant everything that was worth having in life.
"detached, kept apart," c.1600, from separate (v.) or from Latin separatus. Separate but equal in reference to U.S. segregation policies on railroads is attested from 1888. Separate development, official name of apartheid in South Africa, is from 1955. Related: Separately (1550s); separateness.
Frequently the colored coach is little better than a cattle car. Generally one half the smoking car is reserved for the colored car. Often only a cloth curtain or partition run half way up separates this so-called colored car from the smoke, obscene language, and foul air of the smokers' half of the car. All classes and conditions of colored humanity, from the most cultured and refined to the most degraded and filthy, without regard to sex, good breeding or ability to pay for better accommodation, are crowded into this separate, but equal (?) half car. [Rev. Norman B. Wood, "The White Side of a Black Subject," 1897]