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Definition the setting of a boundary or conceptual separation; or the resultant boundary — especially of land
  • line of demarcation between North and South Korea
  • The conclusion which I am warranted in drawing from these observations is, that a mere demarcation on parchment of the constitutional limits of the several departments, is not a sufficient guard against those encroachments which lead to a tyrannical concentration of all the powers of government in the same hands.
    James Madison  --  Federalist Papers
  • For those were times when there was no rigid demarcation of rank between the farmer and the respectable artisan,
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • The desk had become a point of division and demarcation.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • In the chaos of defeat, the demarcations between Germany and Austria had not faded, and each jealously guarded what remained to it.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • "I'll tell you what the problem is, mate," said Majikthise, "demarcation, that's the problem!"
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • The canyon widened; there was a clear demarcation where the red walls gave place to yellow; the brook showed no outlet from its subterranean channel.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • The strict demarcation between the whites and Mexicans in some areas appeared to be breaking down.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • The Devils Thumb demarcates the Alaska-British Columbia border east of Petersburg, a fishing village accessible only by boat or plane.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Kerenyi Lajos is with the other Hungarians beyond the demarcation line.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • "It would be curious to try to formulate the line of demarcation," said Dr. Ferris, in the tone of an idle academic remark.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The wall itself extended in both directions, curving around the hill below the villas' balconies, at once demarcation and protection.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Along the lower line of cheek and jaw was a clear demarcation, where the brown of tanned skin met the white that had been hidden from the sun.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Fundidora, was quick to remind complacent or forgetful employees of the fragile demarcation between life and death.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • The others refuse the 'presentation,' refuse the seductive safe harbor; the line of demarcation between...them and us.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • She was waiting on the porch—a patient, beaten creature without sex demarcation at all save the neat screw of graying hair and the skirt—when the buggy drove up.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • The line of demarcation was so marked between information willingly supplied and politely declined that the latter ceased to stir resentment, except fitfully from Mallinson.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Demarcating the Nepal-Tibet border, towering more than 12,000 feet above the valleys at its base, Everest looms as a three-sided pyramid of gleaming ice and dark, striated rock.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • And again, as she soon discovered, the line of demarcation and stratification between the rich and the poor in Lycurgus was as sharp as though cut by a knife or divided by a high wall.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Off to the side, Corinthian pillars flattened into the wall demarcated three "chapels" which were nothing more than recesses, each with a rail for private prayer and a place to light candles.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone

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