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Definition of Rift


  1. p. p. of Rive.
  2. An opening made by riving or splitting; a cleft; a fissure.
  3. A shallow place in a stream; a ford.
  4. To cleave; to rive; to split; as, to rift an oak or a rock; to rift the clouds.
  5. To burst open; to split.
  6. To belch.

Rift Quotations

I called to the other men that the sky was clearing, and then a moment later I realized that what I had seen was not a rift in the clouds but the white crest of an enormous wave.
Ernest Shackleton

Through every rift of discovery some seeming anomaly drops out of the darkness, and falls, as a golden link into the great chain of order.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin

We gotta stop fighting amongst each other. I think the only rift should be when take it the stage and try to out perform each other.
Grandmaster Flash

There is no struggle, rift, fight between those who claim the banner of the tea party and those who are in the Republican Party. We work together.
Michael Steele

When readers close the covers on 'Running the Rift,' I want them to understand that it is not a genocide novel but rather a story of hope and rebirth.
Naomi Benaron
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Rift Translations

rift in Swedish is reva
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