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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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Feagin argues that Sartre's existentialist writings offer better explanations of twentieth-century experience than Cartesian rationalism, taking the reader through an intellectually thrilling history lesson that also examines two other Twilight Zone episodes, the third season's "The Shelter" and the fourth-season premiere, "In His Image.
Some zooplankton and fish in the twilight zone migrate daily to surface waters to feed on phytoplankton, or they eat each other.
Mercury's twilight zone geography was contradicted, however, in 1962, when microwave observations of the planet's night side indicated a higher temperature than expected.
James is preparing; food for the 165 bats who live in the Twilight Zone cave at award-winning Chester zoo.
Over the 11 years studied (1980-1990), 104 450 fatal accidents occurred during the twilight zone test periods for 47 of the lower continental states (excluding Arizona).
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.
Abrams has long cited Twilight Zone, which ran on CBS from 1959-1964 as a seminal influence on his own oeuvre.
The first stop is the library, where a television is playing an episode of Rod Serling's classic Twilight Zone, only to find they're the stars of the show.
In Boyce's twilight zone, dream, reality, and fiction clash and cross-pollinate while the rest of the world goes about its business like a sleepwalker.
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's less like Star Wars and more like Twilight Zone," Monk says.
Files that are dragged to the Burn utility are banished to the twilight zone and overwritten with a series of random numbers.
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.
Actor Lloyd Bochner, best known for his roles as Cecil Colby on "Dynasty" and in the classic "To Serve Man" episode of "The Twilight Zone," died Oct.
Hickey teases the reader with Twilight Zone like prologues accompanying each tale.