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Word: rift

Definition: narrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation; Ex. through a rift in the clouds; OP. reconcilation


Sentences Containing 'rift'

"On the contrary," said Holmes, "it is the brightest rift which I can at present see in the clouds.
A "Sports Illustrated" article about the rift between retired players and Upshaw implied that a number of former players hesitated before having Parrish speak to the press on the issue.
According to MP Mohamed Abdi Yusuf, the rift between Mohamud and Shirdon centered over through what constitutional mechanism and by whom the Cabinet was ultimately to be formed.
Alyx grows in influence in the Trans-Temporal Authority and apparently reshapes the agency, leading to a rift between its members.
America, rift and dissension between members (2005-2010).
Before reaching the rift, Sinclair has Sheridan contact Garibaldi, and send him back to Babylon 5 without revealing his presence.
But even this announcement caused a rift in the party.
During a training exercise, he encountered a girl named Maya, who had emerged through a spatial rift from the planet Mirinoi.
During the last years of his life, the rift between his family and that of Nicholas II widened.
Eastern Rift Valley lakes (Kenya and Tanzania).
For example, in an incident regarding a racial remark from a professor at Virginia Law, a rift was created by conflicting definitions of racism.
He attended Kagondo High School, near Nyahururu in Kenya's Rift Valley Province.
His decision seems unusual, and there have been suggestions that it was caused by a rift with his father, but there is no evidence of this.
In 1995 he was instrumental in healing the rift that had developed in the church over the question of hereditary appointments since the 1960s.
In central Ethiopia the Great Rift Valley splits the Ethiopian highlands into northern and southern halves, and the Ethiopian Rift Valley lakes occupy the floor of the rift valley between the two highlands.
It also explores the rift between modernists and postmodernists, with the latter expressing and explaining their criticisms of the famous typeface.
It is found in Kenya (east of the Rift Valley), northern Tanzania and Malawi.
It is not in the rift valley; it occupies a depression between the eastern and western rifts, formed by the uplift of the rifts to either side.
Kapsabet is a town in the Rift Valley Province, Kenya.
Lakes such as Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika have formed in the various valleys of the rift zone, including the huge Lake Victoria.
Lava welled up from the rift and solidified into sheets of strata hundreds of feet thick.
Meanwhile, Garibaldi investigates a distress signal coming from the temporal rift. The signal is from Ivanova aboard Babylon 5 which is under attack by the Shadows.
Most of the Ethiopian Rift Valley lakes do not have an outlet, and most are alkaline.
Nimbochromis livingstonii, Livingston's Cichlid or (locally) kalingono, is a freshwater mouthbrooding cichlid native to Lake Malawi, an African Rift Lake.
On one occasion, Milkman punches his father after he strikes Ruth, exposing the growing rift between father and son.
On the downside, the marriage caused a rift between the young singer and her parents, who considered the union unsuitable and consequently disowned her.
One of these rift valleys, the Connecticut River Valley is a failed rift of the continent.
Pushing all dinosaurs back from Mo, and the Tyrann to the Barren North, the rift that the Enslaver created was embedded as law to his son, Gregor.
South of the Ethiopian highlands, the rift valley splits into two major troughs.
The "October Baby" filmmakers believe the gulf between the reviewer and the ticket buyer scores dramatizes a rift between critics and conservative moviegoers.
The club, however, denied any rift with Emirates Airlines stemming from the agreement.
The East African Rift came into being approximately 40 million years ago as the African tectonic plate began to split.
The Eastern Rift is home to the Kenyan Rift Valley lakes, while most of the Central African Rift Valley lakes lie in the Western Rift. The Kenyan section of the Rift Valley is home to eight lakes, of which 3 are freshwater and the rest alkaline.
The Ethiopian Rift Valley lakes are the northernmost of the African Rift Valley lakes.
The lakes of the Western or Albertine Rift, with Lake Victoria, include the largest, deepest and oldest of the Rift Valley Lakes.
The Late Jurassic basins offshore were infilled and onlapped by the Cretaceous post-rift sequence.
The major ones are Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile, lies in the Ethiopian highlands north of the Rift Valley; it is not a Rift Valley lake.
The Nails deny ever receiving any proceeds from this album, citing a rift with their former producer, claiming that he swindled them of their rights.
The park is located at the edge of the Western Rift Valley in the highest parts of the Kigezi Highlands, which were created by up-warping of the Western Rift Valley.
The rift in European professional club basketball initially showed no signs of letting up.
The Rift Valley lakes are a group of lakes in the East African Rift which runs through the whole eastern side of the African continent from north to south.
The Rift Valley lakes are well known for the evolution of at least 800 cichlid fish species that live in their waters.
The Southern Rift Valley lakes are like the Western Rift Valley lakes in that, with one exception, they are freshwater lakes.
The Tanzanian section of this group has alkaline lakes: Western or Albertine Rift Valley lakes.
The Western Rift Valley lakes are fresh water and home to an extraordinary number of species.
The World Wildlife Fund has designated the African Rift Valley lakes one of its Global 200 priority ecoregions for conservation.
This caused rift valleys to form within the interior of the continent.
This rift remained until Simon invited Carthy to duet the song with him at a London concert in 2000.
What follows is the rift between friends who were once bonded together by the cause led by the party and now finding themselves opposing each other.
While in hospital, Darcy is cared for by Dee and they managed to heal their rift of sorts.

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