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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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.
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.
The people and the countries have been divided on the various grounds like origin, status, growth and the other dividing lines. This kind of social faux pas is not going to do any good to anyone generally.
ANKARA, May 17 (KUNA) -- The Council of Europe (CoE) must avoid new dividing lines in Europe and it should fight together against them, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday.
Neither Belarus nor its neighbors need dividing lines, Lukashenko said while meeting with country's high-ranking officials.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Moscow is concerned about attempts by NATO and the European Union to strengthen their presence in the Balkan region, which leads to new dividing lines and destabilizes the situation in Europe, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.