separate from (someone or something)

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separate from (someone or something)

1. To split off, disconnect, or become isolated from other people or things. My friends and I separated from the tour group to look at a different exhibit on our own. The power unit keeps separating from the rest of the machine.
2. To remove and isolate someone, something, or a group from one or more other people or things. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "separate" and "from." The teacher found that separating the boys from the girls made the class run much smoother each day. Please go through that huge stack of books and separate the ones you want to keep from the ones you want to sell.
3. To cease having a married relationship with someone without getting a divorce. My mom separate from my dad when I was 15, but they didn't get an official divorce until just last year. A: "I heard Tom is separating from his wife." B: "Oh my. I knew they'd been struggling, but I didn't know it was that bad!"
See also: separate

separate someone from (someone else)

 and separate something from something else
to segregate people or things. The nurse separated the infected people from the healthy ones. Please separate the spoiled apples from the good ones.
See also: separate

separate something from something else Go to separate someone from someone

else.
See also: else, go, separate
References in classic literature ?
Both of Mars' moons are vastly nearer her than is our moon to Earth; the nearer moon being but about five thousand miles distant, while the further is but little more than fourteen thousand miles away, against the nearly one-quarter million miles which separate us from our moon.
A few instants alone separate us from an eventful moment.
"Who,--who,--who shall separate us from the love of Christ?" he said, in a voice that contended with mortal weakness; and, with a smile, he fell asleep.
'Kashmir is our integral part and will remain in future as no one can separate us from Kashmir.
"We may find their deaths untimely as Christmas is near but let our faith strengthen us and lead us to hope 'that nothing can separate us from the love of God, not even death (Rom.
The present baptism service in the Common Worship service asks parents if they will "reject the devil and all rebellion against God", "renounce the deceit and corruption of evil" and "repent of the sins that separate us from God and neighbour".
In the traditional version of the service, parents and godparents are asked: "Do you reject the devil and all rebellion against God?" and "Do you repent of the sins that separate us from God and neighbor?"
We need a red line but a joint one that all of us who live and will stay here are to underline together, a red line that will separate us from the stupidity, obstinacy, the insuperable personal vanity, greediness, short-sightedness, the lack of care for the future generations.
nor things present, not things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God." St Paul proved this.
These are sentiments that may separate us from areas in England afflicted by the August riots.
It undermines the values that separate us from the terrorist, the very values we should be fighting to protect.
While governance for social control is hardly new, what is different now is the extent of perceived threat by and measures for treating non-criminal behavior (to separate us from Them).
The courts [and, I add, the legislators] are attempting to separate us from our belief, it said.
in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Rom 8:39).
"For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world below - there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord."
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