live apart

live apart (from someone)

To live in a separate location from someone with whom one formerly shared a house. My parents aren't divorced, but they've been living apart for the last few years. I just think we should live apart from each other for a while, at least until all these legal issues are resolved.
See also: apart, live

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.
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.
Adam would be able to take a separate house now, and provide for his mother in the old one; his prospects would justify his marrying very soon, and if Dinah consented to have Seth, their mother would perhaps be more contented to live apart from Adam.
I have made up my mind to live apart from you, and I am going to Paris in the morning.
Neither he nor any one else can come here to do us Phaeacians any harm, for we are dear to the gods, and live apart on a land's end that juts into the sounding sea, and have nothing to do with any other people.
Nearly all hermits and holy men who live apart from the big cities have the reputation of being able to work miracles with the wild things, but all the miracle lies in keeping still, in never making a hasty movement, and, for a long time, at least, in never looking directly at a visitor.
Our passions do not live apart in locked chambers, but, dressed in their small wardrobe of notions, bring their provisions to a common table and mess together, feeding out of the common store according to their appetite.
It would steal if it could the fire of the Creator, and live apart from him and independent of him.
A super commuter is a person whose job is far enough away from home that they must live apart from their family for days or weeks at a time.
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.