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border line

boundary line; frontier.
Origin of border line
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • You may see a bird flying across the pink; it draws near the border-line, touches it, enters and is lost upon the black.

    Swann's Way Marcel Proust
  • He remained on the border-line of civilisation and reminded us of what we had left.

  • In the distance, on the border-line between earth and heaven, the bluish streak of a great river.

  • We have said that Constantin was on the border-line of civilisation and reminded us of what we had left.

  • The first, Humanism and Truth, may be called his border-line article.

  • Machu Picchu is on the border-line between the temperate zone and the tropics.

    Inca Land Hiram Bingham
  • In the second border-line condition the power is liberated as a terrific repulsion.

    The Skylark of Space Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
  • She tottered on the border-line which divides sanity from madness.

    Dope Sax Rohmer
  • Every foot of the border-line between Belgium and Holland is protected in precisely the same manner.

    Outwitting the Hun Pat O'Brien
  • She had reached the border-line of monomania, yet he would have been a daring man who would have called her absolutely insane.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest

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