She was particularly moved to help children who have been orphaned and separated from their families.
As was the distance that separated Ava and Frank in the bleachers.
The two were separated as they fled from the truck, only finding each other again some five hours later.
In those parts, garbage must be separated from food compost as well as the usual recycling categories.
At that point there was pushing and shoving and we were separated by several other officers.
Youthful riders, men and women with bowls, and finely modelled garments are separated by small trees.
She was legally a wife, and could only be separated from him through convicted shame.
Then the great athletic brother came and separated them, remonstrating on the folly of the encounter at such a time.
She had two letters in one hand, which she had separated from the others.
The bark is broken into thick ridges set with warts, separated by deep fissures.
1530s, past participle adjective from separate (v.). In reference to married couples deciding to live apart, from 1878.
"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]