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There was a gap in the conversation, which Clennam devoted to winding up his watch.

It is all very well for us to be rich, but money simply enlarges the gap.

Besides, I was wrong when I said that money opened a gap between people.

Through this gap we rode, and I shouted loudly for Saxon to join us.

I sought for a man that should stand in the gap before Me, and found none.

Two of the battalions, the Sixteenth and Tenth, were in the gap by midnight.

The performance finished the gap between her and her companions.

His subaltern, Bacon, had been the first to pass the gap, and had been killed on emerging.

But that was simple, and he sealed the gap shut with his flame.

A document so complete, so conclusive, in which there is not a gap?

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c. (mid-13c. in place names), from Old Norse gap "chasm," related to gapa "to gape," from PIE *ghai- "to yawn, gape" (see yawn (v.)). Originally "hole in a wall or hedge;" broader sense is 16c. In U.S., common in place names in reference to a break or pass in a long mountain chain (especially one that water flows through). As a verb from 1847.

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