dividing line


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Noun1.dividing line - a conceptual separation or distinction; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
differentiation, distinction - a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"
point of no return, Rubicon - a line that when crossed permits of no return and typically results in irrevocable commitment
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dividing line

n (lit, fig)Trenn(ungs)linie f
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Again, as at the Enns bridge, there was nothing between the squadron and the enemy, and again that terrible dividing line of uncertainty and fear- resembling the line separating the living from the dead- lay between them.
The Sierra or ridge of the Black Hills, in fact, forms the dividing line between the waters of the Missouri and those of the Arkansas and the Mississippi, and gives rise to the Cheyenne, the Little Missouri, and several tributary streams of the Yellowstone.
"Wild Water will be the dividing line between their place and ours."
But looking at the matter with an eye to private felicity, Newman wondered where, in so exquisite a compound, nature and art showed their dividing line. Where did the special intention separate from the habit of good manners?
The dividing line between washed and unwashed was one inch above his neckband and two above his wrists.
They are a boundary, a dividing line, a wall impregnable and unscalable.
If you meet a sectary or a hostile partisan, never recognize the dividing lines, but meet on what common ground remains,--if only that the sun shines and the rain rains for both; the area will widen very fast, and ere you know it, the boundary mountains on which the eye had fastened have melted into air.
With his father away from home and his brother gone off to fight in Vietnam, TJ and his mom are all alone in their house on the hill just one street away from the racial dividing line. When the nightly curfew kicks-in, their doors are locked tight.
The case was a test case, being the first time the Court has specifically considered s766B of the Corporations Act which sets out the important dividing line between general and personal advice.
While this cacophonous bunch may not represent distinct ideologies, the dividing line, in fact, is clearly drawn.
"It's such a fine dividing line, but when you're at a club like Liverpool that's what it's all about."
Balsall Parish Council, which had argued in favour of moving the boundary, believes that the current dividing line "is no longer relevant" given the expansion of local communities.