keep apart


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v keep apart set apart from others "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"
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  • Dr. Hook
    Dr. Hook
    “Have a good cry, wash out your heart. If you keep it inside it'll tear you apart. Sometimes you lose, but you're gonna win if you just hang in.”
  • David Hare
    “Some people carry their heart in their head and some carry their head in their heart. The trick is to keep them apart yet working together.”


In literature:

The better class of Italians keep their apartments as neat as possible.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Every single crime that seems to be bringing us together is only keeping us apart.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
Many of the latter class grasp the bat up short, and some of them keep the hands a few inches apart.
"Base-Ball" by John M. Ward
I couldn't keep you apart if I would, and I wouldn't if I could.
"Pocket Island" by Charles Clark Munn
And it would also keep him and Stonehenge apart for a while.
"Lone Star Planet" by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
She still lived with Aunt Lu, helping keep the apartment in order, and looking after Bunny and Sue.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home" by Laura Lee Hope
They worked together with one heart to keep their people apart from each other.
"A History of American Christianity" by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
Those who sallied out were to stoop low as they went, and were to keep a few paces apart.
"Under Wellington's Command" by G. A. Henty
Come, I'm your friend, although there is for the moment a difficulty that keeps us apart.
"Simon Dale" by Anthony Hope
It was with difficulty the half-dazed young fellow could keep apart from Miss.
"The Spinner's Book of Fiction" by Various

In poetry:

In the desire of welded lips,
Of heart on prone tumultuous heart,
Abides no stronger thing than this
Dread love that keeps our lips apart.
"The Barrier" by Clark Ashton Smith
Love breedeth love, be thou but true,
And soon thy love shall love thee, too;
If Fate hath meant you heart for heart,
There's naught may keep you twain apart.
"A Lyric" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Canst thou be true across so many miles,
So many days that keep us still apart?
Ah, canst thou live upon remembered smiles,
And ask no warmer comfort for thy heart?
"Canst Thou Be True?" by Richard Le Gallienne
True to you only, in my heart
I wear your spirit miniature,
Sincere in simpleness of art,
That makes my love to still endure,
O girl, so like a lily pure!
Through years that keep us still apart.
"“The years, wherein I never knew”" by Madison Julius Cawein
And what has reason now to say,
Chief of our modern gods?
And Mercy? "Keep the man apart,
But harm not such poor clods?"
"Nay," saith the Law, "we'll truss him up
And scourge his back with rods!"
"The Age of Reason" by C J Dennis
I see my wife in widow's weeds;
She's gained in weight since I have gone.
My pension serves her modest needs,
She keeps the old apartment on;
And living just a block away
I meet her nearly every day.
"The Mystery Of Mister Smith" by Robert W Service

In news:

Property owners try to keep pace with growing demand for apartments.
Record-breaking online sales this holiday shopping season are sending an avalanche of packages to New York City, where apartment building doormen are working hard to keep smiling amid the deluge.
A woman in Russia apparently had trouble adjusting to life as a widow, reportedly keeping her husband's dead body for three years in a bed in her apartment.
It's never too early to start decorating your house or apartment for the holiday season, and we've found plenty of crafts to keep you busy.
Detroit apartment tenants left fighting to keep warm while entire building is without heat.
Russian mother of 5 keeps husband's body in apartment 3 years, waiting for it to resurrect.
Contract issues keeping players and owners apart as season shrinks.
NHL lockout keeps Carrie Underwood, hubby Mike Fisher apart.
Three central Florida women have been charged with battery after police say they beat a neighbor who asked them to keep the noise down in their apartment.
Demand for apartments in the Charlotte metro area keeps rising.
EL PASO — A mother's struggle to be with her ailing baby, separated by only miles, but much more is keeping the two apart.
A vacation and moving into a new apartment couldn't keep me away from links on a Monday.
On the other streets, which are more residential, the city would issue permits to residents to keep students living at the nearby apartment complexes from parking for free on the streets, an acceptable solution to many residents.
The people who live there as well as the management suspect that the problem could be rooting from some tenants who are not keeping their apartment clean and sanitary, therefore the roaches are spreading throughout the rest of the building.
Immigration issue keeps Sunnyside couple apart.

In science:

The particles will tend to keep apart as much as is consistent with the overall harmonic oscillator potential.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
Note that a few of the pulsators are present in more than one sample, and that we keep the HS and HE stars observed only as part of the spy survey apart from the HS and HE samples.
A survey for pulsating subdwarf B stars with the Nordic Optical Telescope
In this case, apart from keeping the new set of probabilities puv = 3/dv , we convert the 3-chain of leaders into a 3-ring of leaders, as depicted in Fig. 4.
On Asymptotic Consensus Value in Directed Random Networks
In fact, there are people who are very likely to introduce friends to any other friends, whereas some other people prefer to keep their friends apart from each other.
Generating Scale-free Networks with Adjustable Clustering Coefficient Via Random Walks
In particular, we show that on the complete graph on n vertices, with or without loops, there is a Markovian coupling keeping apart Ω(n/ log n) random walks, taking turns to move in discrete time.
Avoidance Coupling