borderline

[ bawr-der-lahyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF borderline
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It was so poignant a sensation that it crossed the borderline into pain.

Between prescience and imagination the borderline is ill defined.

Why had she ventured back on to the borderline of this life that had once been hers?

The old man was upon that borderline between the living and the dead.

Going from Stirling to Crieff we crossed the borderline of the Highlands.

Happiness is taking part in a struggle where there is no borderline between one's own personal world and the world in general.

Wait till you get some big case in court with a borderline paranoid as a star performer.

There is no telling when he may be called upon to pass judgment on a borderline case.

The colony of Bartle is the westernmost, located about fifty miles from the borderline between that province and Oriente.

Genetics tells us that the borderline between genders is less clear-cut than we assumed.

WORD ORIGIN

1869, "strip of land along a frontier," from border (n.) + line (n.). As an adjective meaning "verging on" it is attested from 1907, originally in medical jargon.

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