twilight

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twilight years

Fig. the last years before death. In his twilight years, he became more mellow and stopped yelling at people.
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the twilight zone

the area where one thing ends and another begins, especially when it is not clear exactly where or when this happens (often + between ) She'd been unconscious ever since she fell, trapped in the twilight zone between life and death.
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