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  • n. Plural form of parting.

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Examples

  • Indeed, they have already developed an alarming desire to go to "partings" as they call them, the

    Elizabeth and Her German Garden

  • "partings," are like the steps of a huge stairway, with the soil filling them up to a regular grade.

    Farm drainage The Principles, Processes, and Effects of Draining Land with Stones, Wood, Plows, and Open Ditches, and Especially with Tiles

  • It pushes crooked furrows like partings through his hair.

    Herta Müller - Prose

  • For Jerry had learned partings, and beyond all peradventure this was a parting, though little he dreamed that he would again meet Michael across the years and across the world, in a fabled valley of far California, where they would live out their days in the hearts and arms of the beloved gods.

    CHAPTER XXIV

  • The second bill offers a trio of modern classics: Balanchine's Theme And Variations, Antony Tudor's haunting Jardin Aux Lilas and Paul Taylor's exuberant crowd-pleaser Company B, an evocation of wartime meetings and partings.

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  • We’ve loved each other so long sweetheart and yet we have had more than our share of partings.

    Work Camp 1203 L

  • He made reference, as Christians always do, to the belief that such partings are temporary and that we would see my mother again in Heaven.

    Karl Giberson, Ph.D: My Dead Relatives in the Sky

  • Neither of them wondered why the other didn't try to contact them; instead, they were glad they did not have to go through any troublesome partings.

    Twin Moons

  • “My father set off on a long trip northward, heady with excitement and hope,” wrote her sister of one of these periodic partings that left everyone feeling as if a weight had lifted.

    PEARL BUCK IN CHINA

  • The sport was so deadly that the women had shed their colors, broken the bangles on their wrists, and wiped the partings in their hair of the vermilion powder that signified marriage.

    Shadow Princess

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