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A point of entry or beginning
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“It is well known how beneficially people can be influenced by the conviction that they are poised on the threshold of a new age.”
A physical entrance, such as a door or a gate
“I crossed the threshold and re-entered the house, which was buzzing with undying activity.”
A point in time just before the onset of something
“He sailed back to England, convinced that he was on the threshold of a great discovery.”
The limit or quantitative point at which an action is triggered
“Moreover, there is an indication that the threshold of sucrose concentration may be lower in the bundle sheath than in the mesophyll.”
The point at which a person or system succumbs to stresses or pressures and descends into crisis
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An upper limit imposed on spending or borrowing
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