a movable partition can divide the ballroom into two smaller rooms
partition a room off
partition the country along ethnic lines
the left partition is not as large as the right partition
On the other side of a partition is a family with three children.
Joy Kogawa -- Obasan
Inside, it was partitioned into a kitchen and an eating room.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn -- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
But there w as a partition wall blocking off the stairs and the elevator from the rest of the room.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
We walked to the back of the dining hall and rounded a partition.
Kiera Cass -- The Heir
Glass reached the clear partition just as it locked into the floor, slamming her hands against it.
Kass Morgan -- The 100
We followed her to a room with glass partitions.
Sharon Creech -- Walk Two Moons
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In addition to a granite-block exterior, the interior ceilings were of corrugated iron, resting upon wrought iron I beams, and every partition wall in the structure was of brick.
Jim Murphy -- The Great Fire
The house seemed invisibly partitioned between Nora and Abby—Nora busying herself in the kitchen or tending her children, Abby up in her bedroom or reading in the living room.
Anne Tayler -- A Spool of Blue Thread
I was really fascinated as I prowled through the dark, partitioned rooms of the exhibits.
Edward Bloor -- Tangerine
The partitions between the cafeteria and the gym had been taken down, and the space had been redivided into twelve booths.
Ji-Li Jiang -- Red Scarf Girl
For sleep she partitioned off a cubicle from her writing room just large enough to hold a bed.
Corrie Ten Boom -- The Hiding Place
Sometimes there was a ceremonial coming and going at the barracks—the palace built by the great man of our community, which now had women’s washing hung out in the partitioned verandahs upstairs and downstairs (a Greek had the laundry contract for the soldiers’ uniforms).
V.S. Naipaul -- A Bend in the River
The basement had been partitioned into two parts roughly down the center.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
It made him happy to live with a sister again—even if it was a only for a few days, and even if Hazel insisted on partitioning her side of the room with sheets for privacy so it looked like a quarantine zone.
Rick Riordan -- The Blood of Olympus
The rats were fighting; they were trying to get at each other through the partition.
George Orwell -- 1984
Leading from the study was a passage in which a partition with ragged curtains could be seen.
Leo Tolstoy -- War and Peace
The partition keeled over, and Phil and Louie kept staggering forward, toppling two more partitions before they stopped.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
The attic of our home was partitioned into two small rooms.
Rudolfo Anaya -- Bless Me, Ultima
Despite a lot of very angry tribal chiefs, Baluchistan is part of Pakistan and has been since the partition with India in 1947.
Marcus Luttrell -- Lone Survivor
But when I’d shouted "hello. several times in vain, an argument broke out behind a partition, and presently a lovely Jewess appeared at an interior door and scrutinized me with black hostile eyes.
F. Scott Fitzgerald -- The Great Gatsby
It meant days of tearing down floors, stairways, partitions already erected; it meant extras piling up on the contractor’s budget.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
Through the partitioning wall at the right we hear a prosecutor’s voice, Judge Hathorne’s, asking a question; then a woman’s voice, Martha Corey’s, replying.
Arthur Miller -- The Crucible
Arriving at the partitions, Fache snaked his way through them, saw the rest room door, and ran for it.
Dan Brown -- The Da Vinci Code
The voice became more and more indistinct; a tumultuous movement shook the partition.
Alexandre Dumas -- The Three Musketeers
And because he hired two women, he has to partition it.
Sara Gruen -- Water for Elephants
Only Eddie Willers was still there, at his desk in his glass-partitioned enclosure that looked like a cube of light in a comer of the large room.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
Occasionally, they passed a screen partition carved entirely of jade.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
Ceilings and partitions had fallen; plaster, dust, blood, and vomit were everywhere.
John Hersey -- Hiroshima
They crave partition of our lost king’s land and wealth.
Homer -- The Odyssey
Don Quixote rose betimes, and bade adieu to his hosts by knocking at the partition of the other room.
Miguel de Cervantes -- Don Quixote
But in the back, behind the partition, chaos reigned.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
The driver slid the glass partition closed and drove on in silence.
Rick Riordan -- The Son of Neptune
There are moments when hideous surmises assail us like a cohort of furies, and violently force the partitions of our brains.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
This partition was empty, but it clearly was intended to hold another brand …. a brand much larger than the others, and perfectly square.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
The young man stepped into the dark entry, which was partitioned off from the tiny kitchen.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky -- Crime and Punishment
He again applied his eye to the glass, and turning his ear to the partition, listened attentively: with a subtle and eager look upon his face, that might have appertained to some old goblin.
Charles Dickens -- Oliver Twist
Once we were in the bathroom she brusquely handed me a dress that had been hanging from one of the partitions and kinda pushed me into the stall.
P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast -- Marked
"Yeah, right," the kid muttered from behind the mesh partition.
Carl Hiassen -- Hoot
Berger had designed everything, putting in glass partitions to make separate quarters for three of the employees and an open plan for the others.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
DEMETRIUS It is the wittiest partition that ever I heard discourse, my lord.
William Shakespeare -- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
He had found, carefully packed and enclosed within partitions, what appeared to be the separate parts of a pinnace, with rigging and fittings complete, even to a couple of small brass guns.
Johann Wyss -- The Swiss Family Robinson
The large "store" area was partitioned into two rooms by beaverboard planks that did not reach to the ceiling.
Toni Morrison -- The Bluest Eye
— no professed harlot ever had a fouler vocabulary than she: though two rooms off, I heard every word — the thin partitions of the West India house opposing but slight obstruction to her wolfish cries.
Charlotte Bronte -- Jane Eyre
The parlour had once been two rooms, and the floor was swaybacked where the partition had been cut away.
Willa Cather -- My Antonia
Somewhere behind the partition they were patiently destroying my house.
Thornton Wilder -- The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Unappalled she moved once more through the city of thin partitions, wanting to be back there.