come between

  1. (intr, preposition) to cause the estrangement or separation of (two people): nothing could come between the two lovers

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How to use come between in a sentence

  • Oh, Stanton, I say, it isn't the ghost of the things that are dead that will ever come between you and Cornelia.

    Molly Make-Believe | Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • There would come between me and my page Archie Merridew's pink and boastful face as I had seen him issue from the library door.

  • "I don't think an engaged girl ought to come between a man and all his old friends," Kitty pronounced.

Other Idioms and Phrases with come between

come between

Divide, cause to be antagonized, as in I wouldn't want to come between husband and wife. This idiom transfers the literal meaning of the phrase, “to intervene” (as in Volume 6 should come between Volumes 5 and 7), to figurative interference.

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