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Definition of Threshold

Threshold

  1. The plank, stone, or piece of timber, which lies under a door, especially of a dwelling house, church, temple, or the like; the doorsill; hence, entrance; gate; door.
  2. Fig.: The place or point of entering or beginning, entrance; outset; as, the threshold of life.

Threshold Quotations

Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
Alfred Hitchcock

Rituals, anthropologists will tell us, are about transformation. The rituals we use for marriage, baptism or inaugurating a president are as elaborate as they are because we associate the ritual with a major life passage, the crossing of a critical threshold, or in other words, with transformation.
Abraham Verghese

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Khalil Gibran

Civil disobedience has an honourable history, and when the urgency and moral clarity cross a certain threshold, then I think that civil disobedience is quite understandable, and it has a role to play.
Al Gore

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
Andrew Carnegie
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Threshold Translations

threshold in Dutch is drempel, dorpel
threshold in Finnish is kynnys
threshold in French is seuil, bille
threshold in German is Schwelle
threshold in Italian is soglia
threshold in Latin is limen limina
threshold in Portuguese is ponto inicial
threshold in Spanish is emparrillado
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