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  • noun
    A deep inlet of the sea almost surrounded by land, with a narrow mouth. (The land companies began to dredge canals through the marshlands, opening easy access from the settled towns on land to the gulf.)
    A deep ravine, chasm, or abyss. (The canyons - or gulfs, as the local people call them - are each about five miles long and 800 feet deep and are rimmed almost continuously by sheer sandstone cliffs.)
    A large difference or division between two people or groups, or between viewpoints, concepts, or situatios. (the widening gulf between the rich and the poor)


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