[ UK /bˈɔːdələnd/ ]
  1. district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area
    the Welsh marches between England and Wales
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How To Use borderland In A Sentence

  • We're journeying in the psychological borderlands of music, and what you bring with you in your head and your heart, as well as how you listen, may affect your perception of these experimental sounds.
  • In a similar vein, the last three essays of the collection use the metaphor of the borderlands to highlight the representation of hybrid subjectivities in the works of notable American and post-colonial minority writers.
  • All princes had to face the problems posed by distant and turbulent borderlands.
  • As seams they may be thick or thin -- borderlands of crosshatching or palimpsesting inhabitable in their own right or thresholds crossed with a step; they may be sealed tightly with crossings only possible through a portal or a rift, or they may be stitched loosely with crossings possible at any point along the long threshold. Notes on Strange Fiction: Seams
  • His eyes were shut, and he was in that hot borderland which is the nearest approach to sleep at noontide in Nigeria. Golden Stories A Selection of the Best Fiction by the Foremost Writers
  • Another important point is to demonstrate how culture and politics shape borders, by showing examples of borderlands where each side of a boundary has its own peculiarities.
  • Even in the previous century the parapsychological faculties of the human brain had belonged to the questionable field of the so-called borderland sciences. Good Night, Mrs. Calabash
  • The priority was to neutralize the borderlands against the Whites and foreign intervention, to ensure the military security of the Republic.
  • Somehow, writing extremely plot-driven fiction seems to have pushed me over into the borderlands of genre -- in most bookstores my book's shelved with literary fiction, but at least one genre bookstore carries it (Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego) and it was reviewed in Mystery Scene. Archive 2010-05-01
  • By doing so, he positions himself within the borderlands he studies, and as an actor and enunciator of narratives that rupture colonialist forces at work under new guises.
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