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gulf

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography, Geology
gulfgulf /ɡʌlf/ ●○○ noun [countable]  1 SGa large area of sea partly enclosed by land the Gulf of Mexico2 DIFFERENTa great difference and lack of understanding between two groups of people, especially in their beliefs, opinions, and way of life syn gapgulf between the huge gulf between management and unions a growing gulf between old and young
Examples from the Corpus
gulfBut the enactment fixed a gulf between the people of Athens and their allies.More riots led to a growing gulf between the police and the communities in which they worked.The sheer gulf between the sides spoke volumes.As it was, he clenched his fist and glared at her across the gulf that divided them.They might rediscover the space between words and the gulf between them and those with whom they live.The central problem was how to bridge the gulf between the warring factions of the party.Like all first-rate comic writers, Shaw was fascinated by the gulf between appearance and reality.All calls for accommodation masked the gulf that divides abortion opponents and supporters.For an impecunious woman of twenty-nine, the gulf was unbridgeable.gulf betweenThere is a wide gulf between the rich and poor in the country.
GulfGulf trademark  a brand of oil and petrolFrom Longman Business Dictionarygulfgulf /gʌlf/ noun [countable]1a great difference or lack of understanding between two groups of peoplegulf betweenThe South African Government must intervene to reduce the gulf between white wealth and black poverty.2a big difference between two amounts, levels etcgulf betweenThe result is a 30% gulf between actual company hirings this year and projected hiring next year.
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