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Definition of "liminal" []

  • Pertaining to a threshold or entrance. (adjective)
  • Relating to a beginning or first stage of a process; inceptive; inchoative; marginal; insignificant. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "liminal" in a sentence
  • "Havdalah marks what is called a "liminal moment," a boundary between the sacredness of the Sabbath and the ordinary days of the week."
  • "Dragonflies tend to turn up at times in my life that I would describe as liminal -- threshold moments when you stand in the doorway between what your life was before and what it will be."
  • "In anthropological terms, the transformative experience discussed above takes place during a phenomenon called the liminal state, that moment when a person has stepped across a psychological "threshold" out of the ordinary "world" of existence into a new "place" where they are open to experience, something undefined and unknown."
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