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a movable partition can divide the ballroom into two smaller rooms
  something that divides space, the act of dividing into parts, or a divided part
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  • 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

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  • 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.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
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