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noun as in break, crack

noun as in difference of opinion

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Material from the upper mantle then seeps up through the rift between the plates to fill in the seafloor.

Even the simplest decisions led him into deep philosophical rifts.

Then, after a rift with owner Art Modell drove him from Cleveland, Brown led the Cincinnati Bengals to playoff appearances in three of their first six years as an NFL franchise.

This worldwide rift system snakes for over 72,000 kilometers around the globe, cutting through the centers of the world’s oceans.

The correlation lent weight to the idea that the rift was where the crust was pulling apart, and gave Tharp a way to accurately locate the rift between the ship tracks.

Her mother made demands about a big ceremony and caused a rift between them.

The rift put Washington at odds with countries like Brazil, Uruguay or Chile, which seemed to have come to terms with their past.

Hagel sought to downplay any rift in a statement to Defense Department employees.

But the rift was, not least, a matter of personalities and egos.

The Oculus Rift essentially tricks your brain into believing what it sees is real.

There was a narrow rift here between the titan cliffs of darkness and he—the ship he was in—was fleeing across that rift.

The older group commenced with a series of fissure eruptions along the site of the present rift-valley and parallel with it.

This great volcanic period was followed by the eruptions of Kibo and some of the larger volcanoes of the rift-valley.

The great rift in the volcano widened, and the molten lava was visible until steam rose again.

As far as the eye can reach is a sea of green tree-tops, with occasionally a deep rift where there is a chasm.


On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rift, such as: breach, fissure, flaw, gap, split, and chink.

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