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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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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.
Barbicane immediately enlightened his companion as to what he knew about lunar rifts. He knew that they were a kind of furrow found on every part of the disc which was not mountainous; that these furrows, generally isolated, measured from 400 to 500 leagues in length; that their breadth varied from 1,000 to 1,500 yards, and that their borders were strictly parallel; but he knew nothing more either of their formation or their nature.
Barbicane, through his glasses, observed these rifts with great attention.
The first observations had not discovered these rifts. Neither Hevelius, Cassin, La Hire, nor Herschel seemed to have known them.
"I like," retorted Michel Ardan, "to explain what you savants cannot explain; at least my hypotheses has the advantage of indicating why these rifts disappear, or seem to disappear, at certain seasons."
What origin do they attribute to these rifts? That is a question difficult to solve.
The National trials for the World Championships due September 28 to October 6 will be held from September 10 to 11 at the Nyayo National Stadium.Simiyu virtually strutted home in 13:15.92 beating team-mate Robert Kiprop to second place in 13:21.86 as North Rift swept all the podium places with Michael Kibet coming in third in 13:25.49.
North Rift Public Relations officer Boniface Tiren said the top athletes are expected to prove their worth as the county championships will give an opportunity to select a good team for the national championships to be held at Nyayo National stadium next month
He also said that some members of the Government are giving the impression that there is a rift in the Rajapaksa family on who should be President.
[ClickPress, Mon Mar 11 2019] Rift valley fever (RVF), a viral zoonosis that commonly affects animals, has the capacity to infect humans.
Tech news platform Upload VR says that they have found a new filename "Rift S" in the Oculus' PC application, which suggests thatthe company may soon unveil anew version of the Oculus VR headset.
Eysan said the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), of which Rainsy is 'acting president', was instead 'having a serious internal rift' of its own.