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east and west

since one direction is relative to the other, “never the twain shall meet.” [Pop. Usage: Misc.]
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In the polity of winds, as amongst the tribes of the earth, the real struggle lies between East and West.
For a distance extending nearly 1500 miles east and west, and 600 north and south, there is scarcely an elevation worthy to be called a mountain.
But east and west have no certain points of heaven; and no more have the wars, either from the east or west, any certainty of observation.
When Tess had accomplished this feat she found herself to be standing on a carpeted level, which stretched to the east and west as far as the eye could reach.
The 16 assembled middleweights (158 pounds) are divided into two teams, East and West, with the winner of a task being allowed to pick the two combatants for the next fight.
To help students understand the history behind the Berlin Wall, which divided East and West Germany and the city of Berlin for 28 years and served as a symbol of East-West tensions during the Cold War.
Remind students that the Wall, though a real barrier, also served as a symbol of the division between East and West.
* What evidence does the article provide that helps explain why Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev decided not to use force to prevent the unification of East and West Germany?
Some drowned in the Baltic Sea; many were killed attempting to escape over less fortified sections of the 860-mile border between East and West Germany.)
When his replacement, Egon Krenz, visited Moscow on October 31, Gorbachev told him that the Soviet Union opposed the unification of East and West Germany, but also opposed the use of force to stop it from happening.
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