But if the rift with Iran widens, it could become a shadow enemy in Syria as the U.S. begins its war there.
No, I think the rift between Pam and Edie is too deep for any sort of reconciliation.
Their alleged jailing represents the biggest ever rift among high-ranking Iranian officials since the 1979 revolution.
Peter Beinart on the internal GOP rift over neglecting women and minorities—and how his strategy will hurt him this fall.
Halutz, it was reported, wanted to mend the rift between the army and the religious right after the Gaza pullout.
A rift almost as important entered the legal life of the Moslem lands on another side.
To-day, however, there was a rift in these dark clouds of consequence.
She could perceive just one star peering through a rift of cloud, and in her nostrils was the pungent odor of tobacco.
And then, because he could not shout and because he could not loosen himself, there came a rift in his madness.
Soon they came to a rift which led to an opening of some rods in circumference.
early 14c., "a split, act of splitting," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish and Norwegian rift "a cleft," Old Icelandic ript (pronounced "rift") "breach;" related to Old Norse ripa "to break a contract" (see riven). Figurative use from 1620s. Geological sense from 1921. As a verb, c.1300.