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Synonyms for rift

Synonyms for rift

a usually narrow partial opening caused by splitting and rupture

to crack or split into two or more fragments by means of or as a result of force, a blow, or strain

Synonyms for rift

a gap between cloud masses

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a narrow fissure in rock

a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

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Slowly, and with much pain, he clambered to the bottom of the rift and stood there.
As he spoke the multitude of the people on either side of the rift surged forward like a wave, surged back again, once more surged forward, then, with a dreadful crying, driven on by the merciless spears of the soldiers, they began to fall in a torrent of men, women, and children, far into the black depths below.
When they heard of the bet, my sister, the people of the Langeni hurled themselves into the rift by thousands, being eager to put the matter to the proof.
KARACHI -- The mother and father of slain MQM leader imran Farooq on Tuesday visited MQM-Pakistan Bahadurabad office and expressed their concern over the ongoing rift among the party factions.
He added that there was a huge rift in the Dr Farooq Sattar-led party.
The bundle includes a standard Rift headset, along with a set of Touch controllers for gameplay and in-app control.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council (EC) Mohsen Rezayee said the Western and Zionist intelligence services and media are trying to create a rift between the Shiites and Sunnis to change Muslims' war on Zionists to an infighting among Islamic sects.
Now, the land rifts are widespread in the area, but it is unclear when exactly they appeared.
Islamabad, Mar 9 ( ANI ): Pakistan cricket manager Naveed Akram Cheema has clarified that there is no rift between Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez and one-day, Test captain Misbahul Haq.
LAHORE -- Pakistan cricket team manager, Naveed Akram Cheema has denied any rift between Pakistan T-20 Captain , Muhammd Hafeez and one day and test captain, Mishab ul Haq .
The two branches of the Great Rift Valley of East Africa may have formed over a longer period than previously thought, according to new research published in Nature Geoscience.
Instead of magma cleanly forming fresh ocean crust, continental rifts often have a wide, messy zone where parallel valleys form, accompanied by spasms of eruptions and earthquakes.
A comprehensive review of the Newfoundland--Iberia rift, incorporating the results from the ODP Leg 210 drilled in 2003 in the Newfoundland Basin, is provided by Tucholke et al.
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Moss says the major crustal faults and continental rifts at Island Copper bear striking similarities in geological composition to Olympic Dam.