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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Tuesday 11th December 2018
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limbo (plural: limbos or limbi) (noun) LIM-bo

The borderland of hell, a state of oblivion.

This Bill seeks to provide transsexual people with the opportunity to enjoy the rights and responsibilities appropriate to their acquired gender and to leave behind the vulnerable position, the limbo, between two genders which they presently have to endure.

Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Lords Hansard, 1 December 2003. Lords Hansard

The complex, including the tent city dubbed Camp Justice, may be the perfect architecture for the long-running limbo that is Guantánamo.

William Glabberson, The New York Times, 14 October 2007. New York Times

Private security firms have until now occupied a legal limbo, operating free from Iraqi and US law.

Ewen MacAskill, Guardian Unlimited, 30 October 2007. Guardian Unlimited

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