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bardo

[bahr-doh] /ˈbɑr doʊ/
noun, plural bardos. (often initial capital letter)
1.
(in Lamaism) the state of the soul between death and rebirth.
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  • bardo paused, but neither Romola nor Tito dared to speak—his voice was too tremulous, the poise of his feelings too doubtful.

    Romola George Eliot
  • bardo shook his head, and smiled with a bitter sort of pity.

    Romola George Eliot
  • Every generous soul must heartily despise Tito Melema for basely disposing of bardo's library for lucre.

  • bardo had already addressed Tito in this way once or twice of late.

    Romola George Eliot
  • They passed close enough to the beach to see bardo and his two fellow kidnapers run from the cabin.

  • Still bardo was silent, and his silence was never again broken.

    Romola George Eliot
  • “You must lose no time in committing it to paper, young man,” said bardo, with growing interest.

    Romola George Eliot
  • bardo disappeared up ahead and presently the motors started.

  • bardo had stretched out his aged white hand, and Tito immediately placed his dark but delicate and supple fingers within it.

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bardo

/ˈbɑːdəʊ/
noun (often capital)
1.
(in Tibetan Buddhism) the state of the soul between its death and its rebirth
Word Origin
Tibetan bardo between two
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Contemporary definitions for bardo
noun

in Tibetan Buddhism, the state between death and rebirth which varies between 7-49 days depending on the person's conduct in the previous life and their age at and manner of death

Word Origin

Tibetan 'between the two, inbetween state'

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