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dividing line

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdividing linediˈviding ˌline noun [countable usually singular]  the difference between two similar thingsdividing line between What’s the dividing line between normal drinking and addiction?
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dividing lineA border is a dividing line marking an abrupt shift between two separate, sometimes antagonistic, entities.One must insist on this clear dividing line between the two stages of writing.A satisfactory dividing line could have been drawn in these terms.The car swerved across the dividing line of a two-lane highway.Congenital syphilis is arbitrarily divided into early and late stages with the dividing line at two years of age.
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