borderland borderland

Definition(s):

  • (n) district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. If this idea hasn't broken through in mainstream pop, there's a market for it on the Internet, that brackish borderland between work and play.
  2. The Pakistani military used religious schools in the borderland to train and equip Afghan mujahedin and to heal them when they returned.
  3. They have been borderland cases for years.

News

  1. Heat advisory in effect as triple digit heat continues

      Every year, people die from heat stroke because they don't take enough precautions, and firefighters want to make sure that doesn't happen this year. Whether going to the pool, staying indoors or finding relief in the shade, people in the borderland are doing everything they can to keep cool. The extreme heat can be even dangerous for people who don't have a way to cool their homes. "It feels ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: KFOX 14 El Paso

  2. City provides fans to help families during summer months

    The Borderland is in a heat advisory and that means dangerous conditions for some of our most vulnerable residents. 0 read more
    on June 27, 2013     Source: KTSM El Paso

  3. El Pasoans react to SCOTUS decision on gay marriage

    Across the Borderland, people are reacting to the Supreme Courts landmark decision on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition  8. Its a decision many have waited years to hear. "I got a little tearful, I think that it's time," said Raul Soriano of central El Paso. Soriano said when he heard the news of the Supreme Courts' decision on DOMA and Proposition 8, he said he couldn't ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: KFOX 14 El Paso

Quotes

  1. In Borderlands: La Frontera, Gloria Anzaldúa wrote that a "border is a dividing line, a narrow strip along a steep edge. A borderland is a vague and undetermined place created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary. It is in a constant...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Gloria Anzaldua Source: Examiner.com

  2. "Brothers of the Borderland" theater, narrated by Winfrey, tells the story of a young woman escaping from Kentucky to Ohio and finally to Canada.
    on Aug 5, 2004 By: Oprah Winfrey Source: Los Angeles Times

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