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But, according to Wolfe, the manager said her posts in general were “borderline” and that other Times staffers had done “worse.”

The idea that he could play until age 45 has gone from borderline crazy to probable.

The strain on capacity could lead to worse outcomes particularly for people whose conditions are borderline—not so critical that they must be admitted immediately, but not so mild that they wouldn’t benefit from hospital care.

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What I saw makes me believe that it would be borderline impossible to rig a small local election, let alone a statewide vote.

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They let you automatically tweak pictures of a human face in some impressive—and sometimes borderline disturbing—ways.

Vasquez, who has borderline ID, was exonerated in 1989, four years after his conviction.

Family and friends describe her as highly dedicated to her job, if not borderline workaholic.

The pair carried on their “work” relationship as borderline transients.

Their relationships with each other range from conciliatory to borderline antagonistic.

Their borderline baseline distaste for a person they did not know had become a sport, and the off season was finally over.

This valley extends for approximately three hundred and fifty miles to the borderline of Tennessee.

This action provided Virginians with knowledge of the type of terrain and its potentiality along this important borderline.

If there were a borderline along which Lassans were meeting humans in any kind of conflict it was most likely to lie southward.

Free land was receding at railroad speed, the borderline could be overtaken only by steam, and every man was in haste to arrive.

We know what a thin borderline separates normal people from—from you.


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to borderline, such as: marginal, open, ambiguous, ambivalent, doubtful, and dubitable.

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