- chasse gardée,
Origin of chasm
Examples from the Web for chasm
Over the next few years, a chasm would open up between the Party and the KGB, culminating with the failed coup in August 1991.
The result in all three cases is a chasm between image and performance that magnifies the narrative of dashed expectations.Even the Most Powerful Man in the World Is at the Mercy of the IT Guy|Jill Lawrence|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the middle, a chasm so wide that I have no idea, 20 years later, how we will ever bridge it.
The fourth reality is a technological gap in voter mobilization; more accurately the gap is a chasm.The GOP Faces Years in the Wilderness After 2012 Election Losses|Robert Shrum|November 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was Netanyahu who opened up the chasm, going so far as to publicly press the U.S. to change its policy.
There is a chasm between the consideration of letting Australia or letting India go, which is too wide to be bridged.Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day|Alfred Farthing Robbins
To the one who thinks the weather is Anxiety never yet successfully bridged over any chasm.The Girl Wanted|Nixon Waterman
He was seen to run a few paces back from the edge of the chasm, and then turning suddenly, set his body for the spring.The Forest Exiles|Mayne Reid
As far as the eye can reach is a sea of green tree-tops, with occasionally a deep rift where there is a chasm.Dracula|Bram Stoker
We look to the east and then to the west, but we see only a small part of the chasm.The Lure of the Camera|Charles S. Olcott
Word Origin for chasm
1590s, "deep crack in the earth," from Latin chasma, from Greek khasma "yawning hollow, gulf," related to khaskein "to yawn," and thus to chaos. In English in 17c. often spelled chasma. Figurative use from 1640s. Related: Chasmal; chasmic.