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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.

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