twilight zone


Definition of twilight zone

1a : an area just beyond ordinary legal and ethical limits
2 : a world of fantasy or illusion

Examples of twilight zone in a Sentence

a twilight zone between war and peace He gets lost in the twilight zone of video games.
Recent Examples on the Web Earth will be in a twilight zone and terrible things will likely happen in the form of droughts, wildfires, super-storms, and hurricanes. Ian Palmer, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 If nothing is done, our earth will enter a twilight zone. Ian Palmer, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 Then ask yourself if the goals will stand up to the twilight zone (a head nod to the popular, old American TV show). Kevin Kruse, Forbes, 18 May 2021 To me, the twilight zone is more of a feeling than a TV show or a place: a mixture of quaint and eerie, a nostalgic menace. Wired Staff, Wired, 16 Dec. 2020 Bolshevik Russia had entered the monetary twilight zone whereby the value of the currency was dropping faster than the central bank could print it. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 27 Aug. 2020 Rather than either continuing to enforce the federal prohibition on marijuana or repealing it outright, federal policymakers have placed marijuana in a legal twilight zone. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, 8 July 2020 Public trials are supposed to be a way of openly arriving at the truth, but the Guantánamo courtroom is a twilight zone where everyone knows basic facts but no one can speak them. Dror Ladin, Time, 7 Feb. 2020 Recent overnight freezes brought a reminder that this is still winter, but the prevailing sentiment among my gardening buddies is that we are trapped in a sort of twilight zone autumn that never ended. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of twilight zone

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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9 May 2022

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“Twilight zone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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