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time warp

A stoppage in the passage of time; also, a distortion of time whereby an event or person could hypothetically move from one era to another. For example, Nothing in their lives has changed since the sixties; they're in a time warp, or Having a seventy-year-old actress portray a teenager-that was some time warp! This term originated in science fiction, where it signifies "a supernatural movement from one era to another," and came to be used more loosely. [c. 1950]
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In short, the Moscow patriarchy is stuck in a time warp which causes paranoia and insecurity.
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You can increase the likelihood of experiencing a favorable time warp effect by removing yourself from the time measured environment - such as hiding the clock.
But then, Jordan gets caught in a time warp and is transported back to the cruel time of slavery.
Here and there authors updated the scholarly apparatus, and the editors claim to have made an effort to condense Gabriella Zarri's copious notes (a battle which they appear to have gallantly conceded), but on the whole the papers have remained intact and reflect research conducted more than ten to twenty years ago; inevitably, then, the reader experiences a certain time warp seeing references to "recent" (219) scholarship published in 1978 and 1979, or "young Italian scholars" (305) who have become quite well established since the collection was first conceived.
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it's a bit of a time warp, it feels a bit dated, but .
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