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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The transitional period or phase of a rite of passage, during which the participant lacks social status or rank, remains anonymous, shows obedience and humility, and follows prescribed forms of conduct, dress, etc.

Usage examples (37)
  • This liminality is developed throughout this series.
  • Note that in HIGHLANDER Macleod's transition to liminality is made explicit in his exile from his clan.
  • They are viewed as more shame - and guilt-ridden and bound by "liminality" -- being in-between two worlds.
  • There are certain times in our lives when we're much more acutely aware of being in transition or flux than in others, and so I think the idea of liminality is still... for more
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