keep apart


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Related to keep apart: keep back, keep to oneself, keep pace with
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Verb1.keep apart - set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"
disunite, separate, part, divide - force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"
References in classic literature ?
Or would you rather that we should keep apart for the present?
But I shall never forget you, though we must keep apart.
However, in everyday life we are generally able to keep apart the constructs of our imagination from real physical events; this begs the question of how the brain distinguishes internal mental images from externally induced visual percepts.