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1‘the villages are only two miles apart’
away from each other, distant from each other
2‘Isabel stepped away from Joanna and stood apart’
to one side, aside, to the side
separately, alone, by itself, by oneself
distant, isolated, cut off
3‘his parents are now living apart’
separately, not together, independently, on one's own
4‘he leapt out of the car just before it was blown apart’
to pieces, to bits, in pieces
‘he was unhurt apart from a huge bump on his head’
except for, but for, aside from, with the exception of, excepting, excluding, not including, not counting, disregarding, save, bar, barring, besides, other than
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