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chasm

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nature, Geology, Geography
chasmchas‧m /ˈkæzəm/ noun  1 [countable]DNHOLE a very deep space between two areas of rock or ice, especially one that is dangerous a rope bridge across the chasm2 [singular]DIFFERENT a big difference between two people, groups, or things syn gulfchasm between the chasm between rich and poor
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chasmI felt as if I bad crossed a chasm of time and was some new breed of man.Even today there is a chasm between white and black cultures in the Deep South.Winters died after her car plunged into the 40-foot chasm.He talked about landslides in previous monsoons that had opened gaping chasms in the cliff behind the village.The landscape was a series of mountains, chasms, canyons and valleys.Clinton always has viewed his challenge as bridging political chasms.In it I will look at what happens when employers and educators begin to communicate across the chasm that now separates them.An unsteady-looking rope bridge was the only way to get across the chasm.The rehearsal had gone well, and it seemed as though he had successfully jumped the chasm between off- and on-Broadway.Instead, there will be attempts to paper over the chasms and put on a united front for the sake of appearances.Never has Chabrol revealed so relentlessly the dangerous, ever-widening chasm between the haves and the have-nots.
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