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 Meanings and Examples of THRESHOLD
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threshold
 n.  entrance; starting point for a new state or experience
Classic Sentence: (117 in 8 pages)
1  It is powerful cold down here, Ethan assented; and with lowered head he went up in his wife's wake, and followed her across the threshold of their room.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
2  "Well, Zeena," he ventured from the threshold.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
3  As the shrill words shot out Ethan heard a tap on the door, which he had drawn shut when he turned back from the threshold.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
4  Ashley would never carry her over the threshold as his bride.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
5  "I'll tear this house down, stone by stone, and burn it and sow every acre with salt before I see either of you put foot over this threshold," she shouted.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
6  The door opened slightly and Dr. Meade stood on the threshold, beckoning imperiously.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
7  But when he looked up at her, something in his gaze stopped her dead on the threshold, stilled the words on her lips.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
8  On the threshold he paused a moment, feeling for his latchkey.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
9  He followed her across the room to the entrance-hall; but on the threshold she held out her hand with a gesture of leave-taking.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
10  Fortune willed, however, that the hurried approach of Mrs. Fisher, as whose aide-de-camp Van Alstyne was acting, should break up the group before Selden reached the threshold of the room.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
11  Trenor, however, appeared at once on the threshold of the drawing-room, welcoming her with unusual volubility while he relieved her of her cloak and drew her into the room.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
12  He had squared himself on the threshold, his hands thrust deep in his pockets.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
13  He drew unexpectedly aside, letting her reach the threshold unimpeded.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
14  He had again moved toward the door, and in her instinctive shrinking from him she let him regain command of the threshold.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
15  Scarcely three months had elapsed since he had parted from her on the threshold of the Brys' conservatory; but a subtle change had passed over the quality of her beauty.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
Example Sentence:
1  He hesitated before stepping across the threshold.
2  She has a low threshold of boredom and needs the constant stimulation of physical activity.
3  The number of people with the disease is reaching a critical threshold.
4  She stood on the threshold, unsure whether to enter.
5  She caught her foot on the threshold and stumbled.
6  His proposal to lower the threshold for the top rate of tax has split opinion within his coalition.