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separatedsep‧a‧rat‧ed /ˈsepəreɪtɪd/ adjective  SSFSEPARATEnot living with your husband, wife, or sexual partner anymoredivorced We’ve been separated for six months.see thesaurus at married
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separatedI didn't know Linda and Mike were separated.Stranded cotton is the best to use because the six strands can be separated and re-combined to make the thickness you require.They fall into two primary classes which legal theory tries to keep rigidly separated but which in economic reality merge into each other.David and I have been separated for six months but we're not divorced yet.Victoria's separated from her husband and caring for her children alone.Similar processes would explain anomalies such as the existence of closely related species in widely separated locations.Most lone parents - both men and women - have been married and are separated or divorced from their former partners.Fit the swivel plus connector, and lock the sleeving on to itself with two separated overhand knots.On Vinyl, he is separated, safe, subtle and simply, a one-sided statement.She is separated, with a grown-up son.
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