live apart

live apart

(from someone) to live separated from a person whom one might be expected to live with. John lives apart from his wife, who has a job in another city. He lives apart, but they are still married.
See also: apart, live
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless, as upon the good conduct of the harpooneers the success of a whaling voyage largely depends, and since in the American Fishery he is not only an important officer in the boat, but under certain circumstances (night watches on a whaling ground) the command of the ship's deck is also his; therefore the grand political maxim of the sea demands, that he should nominally live apart from the men before the mast, and be in some way distinguished as their professional superior; though always, by them, familiarly regarded as their social equal.
I have made up my mind to live apart from you, and I am going to Paris in the morning.
With this assertion of her dignity she bade them farewell; and after that there were lively doing in the Durbeyfield household for some time on the strength of Tess's bounty, her mother saying, and, indeed, believing, that the rupture which had arisen between the young husband and wife had adjusted itself under their strong feeling that they could not live apart from each other.
A group of Kirklees and Calderdale women who live apart from their children have produced an innovative book, In Our Hearts, designed to help health and social work professionals understand the gutwrenching trauma of losing the power to parent round one quarter of all families in the UK are headed by a single parent.
The common assumption is that people who choose not to live with their partner are either wealthy celebrity couples - such as Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton - or are professional couples forced to live apart because of their jobs.
Lib Dem MP Simon Hughes warned earlier this year that some couples could be forced to live apart.
Both Van der Vrt and his wife decided to live apart despite Sylvie having forgiven his violent outburst.
Again, what really sets Music Live apart is the fact that all the stages are only a few minutes walk from each other - and this creates an enormous buzz right across the site.
ONE cannot help but feel sorry for the young couple in Aberystwyth (Daily Post, July 28) who are about to be forced to live apart because of new immigration laws.
The revenue procedure applies to taxpayers who are divorced, legally separated, or live apart at all times during the last six months of the calendar year.
A Mother Apart: How to Let Go of Guilt and Find Happiness Living Apart from Your Child" is a guide for mothers who, by any number of circumstances, have been forced to live apart from their children.
Friends said Dan, of Worthing, Sussex, would not have wanted to live apart from his beloved wife.
This got Darwin wondering: Why would two birds that are so closely related live apart from each other, thriving in different environments?
A statement of intent to live apart from one's spouse, if the two were already legally separated, would be quite redundant.