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  • I am miserably sick at sea, and regard with horror and a kind of hydrophobia the great gulf that lies between us.

    Life of Adam Smith

  • She longed to be able to confide in Lusty, but even as she was tempted to do so, the utter impossibility of it showed her the great gulf now separating her from her former life.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • The same gallery affords several instances of similar decorative pieces by other Venetian artists which serve admirably to show the great gulf fixed in quality between Giorgione's work and that of the Schiavones, the Capriolis, and others who imitated him. [

    Giorgione

  • Here seems to me to be the great gulf fixed between science and theology ” beside which all Colenso controversies, reconcilements of Scripture a la Pye Smith, etc., cut a very small figure.

    The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

  • He cogitated a scheme for exploring the interior of Australia “from the head of the Gulf of Carpentaria to the head of the great gulf on the south coast,” i.e.,

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • But on her entrance John had drawn back a little, and our half-dozen of fellow-guests, who had been conversing with him, crept shyly out of his way; as if, now the visible reality appeared, they were aghast at the great gulf that lay between John Halifax the tanner and the Brithwoods of the Mythe.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

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