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  • You can’t leap a twenty-foot chasm with two 10-foot jumps.
  • We were stopped by an impassable chasm.
  • The issue is creating a chasm between liberals and conservatives.
  • Before them, at their very feet, was the brink of a black ragged chasm hidden by the thick grass.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times

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  • And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.
    Luke 16:26 (NIV)
  • I imagine my feet dangling over the chasm and bite my lip.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • But her first problem was getting across the chasm.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • ...the chasm she had erected in her life to separate the pain from the pleasure.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • had a rope bridge across a chasm,
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • ...found herself to her horror sliding down into a dark, narrow chasm...
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair

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  • It was widening quickly, the jagged crack becoming a vast chasm with sheer sides that dropped away into shadow.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Within four months, we were recording Collateral Damage, comprised of fifteen of the songs I’d written from the chasm of my childhood bedroom.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Snippets of horrors from recent days: the steel eye of a gun barrel staring me down from close range; a road strewn with fallen horses; a hollowgast’s tongues straining toward me across a chasm; that awful, grinning wight and his empty eyes.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I took a turn too early or too late, then tried to compensate by cutting through an alley like a narrow chasm between two tall buildings.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • This is a lot like leaping over a chasm.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • We take two steps, then leap over the flaming chasm created by the fallen beam.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • We made the ledge, though our heels sent a spray of rubble into the chasm.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • After fifteen minutes or so, they came to the east edge of the Pipeworks, where the river surged up from a deep chasm in the ground, churning so violently that its dark water turned white and filled the air with a spray that wet Doon’s face.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • A few airborne seeds swirl in the wind, then drop into the chasm of shadow between houses.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Then there were the times Percy was deadly serious: looking up at Nico from that chasm in Rome: The other side, Nico!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • When my feet stumble backward, heels jutting out over the empty chasm that once held Osanos’s water weapon, I know it’s over.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • They’re supposed to bond, and right where he stands there’s a chasm a mile wide.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • In front of her the earth dropped away into a vast chasm, at the bottom of which boiled a river of red-gold lava, encircling the fortress.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Suddenly Frodo saw before him a black chasm.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • I can’t help but remember the look in his eyes as he held me over the chasm by my throat or slammed me against the wall in the Dauntless compound.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • A bottomless chasm of insecurity and self-doubt that gnaws at them.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • The church building crumbled, and the school collapsed into dust, then the whole town disappeared into the chasm.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • The bridge was a plank, and it crossed a chasm about four feet wide and two deep.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • As far as the eye can reach is a sea of green tree tops, with occasionally a deep rift where there is a chasm.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • We’d actually deceived ourselves into thinking that a toy made of tissue paper, glue, and bamboo could somehow close the chasm between us.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • They had concealed a natural chasm which led under the rock.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • There was nothing beneath us but a dark chasm.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • We were standing at the edge of a chasm.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • The two of them scrambled up the bridge, and when they turned, Thalia was on the other side of a thirty-foot chasm.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • Would his secret keep him forever apart from other people, create a chasm between them?
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • As the train rumbled by, the trestle shook and swayed until I thought we should be dashed to the chasm below.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • And so all over the world two classes were forming, with an unbridged chasm between them—the capitalist class, with its enormous fortunes, and the proletariat, bound into slavery by unseen chains.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Within a few seconds, a fifty-foot chasm opened in the Williamsburg Bridge between Kronos and me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • I looked at the sky; it was pure: a kindly star twinkled just above the chasm ridge.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • It was as if we stood on opposite sides of a widening chasm.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Phineas easily leaped the chasm, and sat down the boy on a smooth, flat platform of crisp white moss, that covered the top of the rock.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • They were strewn along the edge of a black chasm, the bottom of which no tunnel reaches.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • "Jump, Buck!" he commanded, sweeping his arm out and over the chasm.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Thus Hester Prynne, whose heart had lost its regular and healthy throb, wandered without a clue in the dark labyrinth of mind; now turned aside by an insurmountable precipice; now starting back from a deep chasm.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • It was like the passing time and my guilt and shame opened up a chasm, wider and wider.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • There was a sharp pain under his arms, and suddenly Langdon was airborne, legs swinging wildly out over the chasm.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I led the way, sounding the ground as I advanced with a long pole, that we might not fall unexpectedly into any great hole or chasm.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Then he turned and ran inland across the top of the glacier, leaping a chasm fifty feet across.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • And on the edge of the broken chasm lay stretched out the infamy of Crete, that was conceived in the false cow.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • In front of him the road was gone he was looking into a bottomless chasm of swirling snow and vague greenish-gray pines far away and far below.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
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