come apart

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v come apart become separated into pieces or fragments "The figurine broke","The freshly baked loaf fell apart"
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Quotations

  • Vance Havner
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    “If we don't come apart; we will come apart.”
  • Norman Vincent Peale
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    “When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.”

Usage

In literature:

If the terminals and lugs are kept properly greased, they will come apart easily.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
The flashes were coming from Venus at regular intervals, just twenty hours and nineteen minutes apart.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
They come together when unlocked; five inches apart now.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
Apart from all woman-kind must a priest live when times of stress come.
"The Flute of the Gods" by Marah Ellis Ryan
He begged his grandfather's leave to come near the fire, and stood with his legs apart.
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
Besides tarnish-proofing it, it will keep the tinsel from coming apart.
"How to Tie Flies" by E. C. Gregg
Dishonesty is an atmosphere; if it comes into one apartment, it penetrates into every one.
"Twelve Causes of Dishonesty" by Henry Ward Beecher
We'll come, if we have t' blow half the world apart!
"The Fifth-Dimension Tube" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
They buy cheap garments in stores, and they soon come apart.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Joking apart, you must of course come and see us again once before you start for New York.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

POLEMIUS.
Come with me; for I desire
That you should from my apartments
Choose what best doth please you; I
Do not doubt you 'll find an ample
Guerdon for your care.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Its shadow by the dial stands,
The golden moments shudder past,
Soon shall he smite apart our hands,
In vain we hold each other fast,
And the last kiss must come at last.
"The Last Tryst" by Richard Le Gallienne
They are together; Why are we
So hopelessly, so far apart?
Oh, I implore you, come to me!
Come to me, Solace of mine eyes!
Come Consolation of my heart!
Light of my senses! What replies?
"Protest:" by Laurence Hope
I dwell with a strangely aching heart
In that vanished abode there far apart
On that disused and forgotten road
That has no dust-bath now for the toad.
Night comes; the black bats tumble and dart;
"Ghost House" by Robert Frost
When the shadows gather, in a room apart,
To the still glow of the firelight, to the dreaming heart,
Far from the loud frolic and the dancers' din,
Friendly out of the gloaming the dear ghosts come —
"Hallowe'en" by Cicely Fox Smith
Once! Nay, now as ever
Beats within her ancient heart
All the faith that took you forth to seek your heaven alone:
Shadows come and go; but let no shade of doubt dissever,
Cloak, or cloud, or keep apart
Two souls whose prayer is one.
"Drake" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

Watt Pye stands on the community balcony overlooking Cheesman Park at the apartments known as Denver Educational Senior Citizens Inc Pye is worried about impending changes that could come with a sale.
"They don't want the risk of the having the whole chain come apart," he said.
Airplanes come apart in midair for a variety of reasons.
Detectives are in the dark when it comes to finding the thieves who burglarized four apartments in a ritzy Financial District tower that lost power during Hurricane Sandy and was subsequently.
Las Vegas firefighters responded to the Pavilions Apartment Complex Friday morning, after several people reported smoke coming from the building.
This is an annual event that you should be apart of come out and support.
With a slight tug, the glasses should come apart.
'Blue Valentine' review: Gripping look at a couple coming apart.
"Fame" and " infamy " are pages apart in the dictionary, and don't share the same planet when it comes to accomplishment.
Rick Sikorski has come a long way from the days when he was too poor to afford an apartment and slept in a sleeping bag in his tiny personal-training studio.
But they're pretty far apart when it comes to fundraising from those campuses.
In 2006, his older brother graduated high school and went to Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, leaving him alone with their parents — whose marriage was apparently coming apart.
From Indonesia comes this relentlessly awesome martial-arts action film about a SWAT team sent into an apartment building that's been taken over by a drug lord.
So the heel starts coming apart on my favorite dress shoes and I get out the Gorilla Glue.
Martha Wainwright's newest album, Come Home to Mama, was inspired by the death of her mother and birth of her son, which happened about two months apart.
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In science:

In particular, for sufficiently large k , sufficiently close to the threshold, the cluster regions be come arbitrarily small and maximally far apart (while remaining exponentially many).
On the Solution-Space Geometry of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems
Most corrections coming from integrating out X2 vanish in the X + → ∞ limit, apart from contributions from the effective tachyon, the dilaton and the string-frame metric.
Charting the landscape of supercritical string theory
This fact can be heuristically understood if one considers that the optimal permutation for M comes from the choice of N elementary distances di j out of N 2 and, apart from the diagonal elements which are 0, the rest of elements are half of them negative and half of them positive.
On the number of $k$-cycles in the assignment problem for random matrices
Fig. 2 therefore shows two walls coming together, interacting, and then moving apart.
Colliding branes and big crunches
In contrast, the two data sets come apart quite clearly under application of the test, showing that ˆln,n−1 (c) > 1 for the L´evy distribution and ˆln,n−1 (c) < 1 for the Gaussian (main figure).
Correlations of record events as a test for heavy-tailed distributions
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