live apart (from someone)

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apart from

Except for; excluding. Apart from math, my grades are very good this semester. I love this car—apart from the price tag, of course.
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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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

apart from

Also, aside from. Besides, except for. For example, Apart from jogging occasionally in the park, she gets no exercise, or Aside from Sunday dinner with his parents they have not gone out for months. The first term dates from the early 1600s, the variant from the early 1800s.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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They were married, and they lived together, but they lived apart."
'When I think,' said he, 'of the many years--many in thy short life-- that thou has lived with me; of my monotonous existence, knowing no companions of thy own age nor any childish pleasures; of the solitutde in which thou has grown to be what thou art, and in which thou hast lived apart from nearly all thy kind but one old man; I sometimes fear I have dealt hardly by thee, Nell.'
The more I lived apart from society, and in proportion as my wretchedness subsided from the violent throb of agonized passion into the dulness of habitual pain, the more frequent and vivid became such visions as that I had had of Prague--of strange cities, of sandy plains, of gigantic ruins, of midnight skies with strange bright constellations, of mountain-passes, of grassy nooks flecked with the afternoon sunshine through the boughs: I was in the midst of such scenes, and in all of them one presence seemed to weigh on me in all these mighty shapes--the presence of something unknown and pitiless.
You received a communication from her, when you had lived apart a year or two, that the boy was dead; and you believed it?'
It is perfectly true that we lived apart from one another all the time, in different towns.
Impassive, moody, solitary, resolute, so concentrated on one idea, and on its attendant fixed purpose, that he would share it with no fellow- creature, he lived apart from human life.
Fallasha Erwin said the lengthy period that the couple lived apart showed that the absence was willful.
This can be proved by the fact you've lived apart for at least two years, even if your ex doesn't agree to it.
As one mother, who has lived apart from her children for four years, explained: "A lot of people think that if you don't live with your children then you must have hurt them.
Her opponents have made considerable hay out of the fact that since her election two years ago the couple have lived apart for much of their lives - with 800 miles between their base in London, where Mr Kinnock is director of a business advisory firm, and Copenhagen, where his wife lives with their two daughters.
The twins, who attended Northfield School in Billingham before going to SRC Bede Sixth Form, also in Billingham, are both are going to study geography at Durham University, but it will be the first time they have lived apart, as they expect to be in different colleges there.
The couple pretended they lived apart for four years by forging documents.
AIT doesn't matter who is morally right as legally your wife is entitled to a divorce because you have lived apart for five years.
Matilde often lived apart from her family so she could teach children in remote mountain communities.
Since then, he has lived apart from his family, which could not afford to care for him at home.