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Definition something that divides space, the act of dividing into parts, or a divided part
  • 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
  • partition = a structure (less substantial than a wall) that divides a room
  • Inside, it was partitioned into a kitchen and an eating room.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • partitioned = divided
  • There were men—the rangers—crouching down behind the low partition.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • The rats were fighting; they were trying to get at each other through the partition.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The house inhabited by these emigrants has no internal partition or loft.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The oak partition shook with the concussion, and the place was filled with grey smoke.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Chapter XVIII In a partitioned-off section of a saloon sat a man with a half dozen women, gleefully laughing, hovering about him.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • Glass reached the clear partition just as it locked into the floor, slamming her hands against it.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • Don Quixote rose betimes, and bade adieu to his hosts by knocking at the partition of the other room.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • He got up and approached the partition very gently, trying to look through.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • DEMETRIUS It is the wittiest partition that ever I heard discourse, my lord.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Kathy's eyes locked on to the sliding wooden partition that separated this teller from the others.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • He maddened me particularly when he read aloud the psalms to himself behind his partition.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Notes from the Underground
  • They crave partition of our lost king's land and wealth.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • But there w as a partition wall blocking off the stairs and the elevator from the rest of the room.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • The Palestine issue was being debated now by the United Nations, and the Partition Plan would soon be voted upon.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen

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