In complete opposition, as in The two brothers were poles apart in nearly all their views. This expression alludes to the two extremities of the earth's axis, the North and South poles. [Early 1900s]
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The man, Joshua Kemp, told what police describe as “a bogus story that quickly fell apart.”
Apart from the video, the Saraya Al-Khorasani group has made no official declaration that it is linked to Taghavi.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
While politics tend to migrate toward the poles, humanity—and fiction, at its best—huddles in between.
Days away from her dream being fulfilled, it all fell apart.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake.|James Joiner|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The carpeting is worn, the furniture is falling apart, and the electricity is out for most of the day.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Moreover, most of the burrows were only a few feet apart and no agonistic behavior was witnessed.Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
His zeal led him among foreigners as a missionary; after visiting Bohemia, he went among the Poles, by whom he was killed.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Not a few of these are extremely beautiful, and are well worth growing on this account, quite apart from their peculiarity.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
He went himself to the kitchen, which was a building apart from the cottages and lying to the rear of the house.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
All Koreans pay great honour to their dead parents, and tablets to their memory are placed in some room set apart for the purpose.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike