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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEPARATION

But the British government objected to the separation and their union with Greece.

It was no separation—so long as like speech it was between them.

There was none of the illusion of separation; he was always there, like Katie.

This I did; and we met, again, after a separation of five-and-twenty years.

In this manner are old shipmates often thrown together, after years of separation.

The separation of the slag and iron is facilitated by throwing in some lime from time to time.

But she—how will she, who loves you so, submit to this separation?

For it involved a separation that might not prove temporary.

Let there be distance, and danger, and separation and tears in love.

We were both too young, too dependent and helpless, to do anything but accept our separation.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Old French separacion (Modern French séparation), from Latin separationem (nominative separatio) noun of action from past participle stem of separare (see separate (v.)). Specific sense of "sundering of a married couple" is attested from c.1600. Sense in photography is from 1922. Separation of powers first recorded 1788, in "Federalist" (Hamilton), from French séparée de la puissance (Montesquieu, 1748). Separation anxiety first attested 1943.

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