Forest elephants are a separate species, smaller than savannah or Asian elephants.
The hard-core partisans are self-segregating themselves into separate political realities.
Does Clinton expect us to separate them and send the child back across the border alone?
She sure knows how to separate the metaphorical men from the boys.
A new internal investigation has expanded to 42 separate VA facilities.
Neither the action nor the functions are split up into separate parts.
separate the eggs, beat the yolks, and add them to the mixture.
Here the adverbs, very and soon, separate find from its auxiliary shall.
separate the egg, beat the yolk, and mix it with the potato.
Mistaking the time, he became a worker for a separate peace with Germany.
"detached, kept apart," c.1600, from separate (v.) or from Latin separatus. Separate but equal in reference to U.S. segregation policies on railroads is attested from 1888. Separate development, official name of apartheid in South Africa, is from 1955. Related: Separately (1550s); separateness.
Frequently the colored coach is little better than a cattle car. Generally one half the smoking car is reserved for the colored car. Often only a cloth curtain or partition run half way up separates this so-called colored car from the smoke, obscene language, and foul air of the smokers' half of the car. All classes and conditions of colored humanity, from the most cultured and refined to the most degraded and filthy, without regard to sex, good breeding or ability to pay for better accommodation, are crowded into this separate, but equal (?) half car. [Rev. Norman B. Wood, "The White Side of a Black Subject," 1897]