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twilight zone

An ambiguous area between the boundaries of two concepts, conditions, etc.; a gray area. The phrase originated before it became the title of the popular television show. Unfortunately, his citizenship status is in the twilight zone now that the courts are reviewing the legality of the immigration restrictions. Jeff and I somehow ended up holding hands at the movie last night, and now we're in this weird twilight zone between friendship and dating.
See also: twilight, zone
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Carl Plantinga's "Frame Shifters: Surprise Endings and Spectator Imagination in The Twilight Zone" offers a thoughtful taxonomy of The Twilight Zone's different surprise endings (those concluding twists that Serling occasionally called "the snappers") before focusing upon a special type: "Many episodes of The Twilight Zone [.
But any carbon in these plants that sinks through the twilight zone will end up in a large reservoir of deep-ocean waters that don't come back to the surface and can store carbon dioxide for hundreds of years.
So, if you're a Woody Allen fan and using the same stuff as Richard, you just might enjoy this book and a trip into the twilight zone.
The Twilight Zone bat cave at Chester zoo has entertained more than 1m visitors this year.
Shows like The Twilight Zone, Star Trek, and Time Travelers recounted countless tales of people stepping through all sorts of time portals and windows.
It would appear that any hope of escape from the Twilight Zone rests with enlightened providers.
Prevented by a fence from touching it, I tried to imagine the black void filled with solid wood, but it was easier to believe in the Twilight Zone.
In their quest for true darkness in the twilight zone of quantum mechanics, researchers have been exploring the possibility of machining materials or arranging microscopic, electrically insulating spheres into geometric forms that would completely exclude photons of certain wavelengths from a region of space.
The Twilight Zone breccia and San Pedro breccia are mineralized zones within and adjacent to granodiorite igneous rocks, thus there is an important relationship between the sedimentary rocks, veins, breccias and intrusive rocks at Vianey Mine.
The reading of the story is marvelous, reminding the listener of some of the most beloved, best SE like Star Trek and The Twilight Zone.