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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 wouldn't recommend people to go up and ride their road bikes in Kenya. Bikes are not meant to be on the roads. But the mountain biking is fantastic. You can go right up into the tea and coffee plantations up in the highlands. You can descend the great Rift Valley.
Chris Froome

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

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

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

It took us a long time to find out that we had been lied to by our parents' generation. The moralities that were followed during our parents' generation were basically arbitrary. This caused a rift between the two generations, which was brought on by the beatniks.
Peter Fonda
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Rift Translations

rift in Swedish is reva
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