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border on


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v border on come near or verge on, resemble, come nearer in quality, or character "This borders on discrimination!","His playing approaches that of Horowitz"
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  • Walter Benjamin
    “Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories.”


In literature:

I happen to own a patch of ground bordering on Lake Surprise, and that birch bark lodge is on it.
"Phil Bradley's Mountain Boys" by Silas K. Boone
A deplorable incident which befell on the eastern border in 1815 did much to create bad blood.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
Foolhardiness bordering on madness, she thought.
"The Adventures of Maya the Bee" by Waldemar Bonsels
There the enemy on the border was not Great Britain but Spain.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
On the north side of the church stands the old Guildhall, and in front of it another tiny piazza, bordered by granite pillars.
"Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts" by Rosalind Northcote
Dearborn, Henry, in command on Canadian border, i.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
A Head of a similar person, seen in a profile view, having on a turban, and a robe bordered with fur.
"Rembrandt and His Works" by John Burnet
We are still only on the border of the desert.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
But it had done nothing for her on the other side of the border.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
On the border of a fine manuscript of the time of Edward IV.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
As a matter of fact, there were many worse desperadoes on the border.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
They were then on the borders of a wide expansion of the Mississippi resembling a lake.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
The cephalic vein, D, is accompanied by the external cutaneous nerve, which branches over the fascia on the outer border of the forearm.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
The English borderers, on their part, regarded the Indians less as men than as vicious and dangerous wild animals.
"A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I" by Francis Parkman
The prairie was bordered on our right side by a thick forest.
"In the Wilds of Florida" by W.H.G. Kingston
Kotgarh is on the Sutlej and borders on the Bashahr State.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
Notes on the Folk-Lore of the Northern Counties of England and the Borders.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
I'm crazy on Border ballads and legends.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
But you could do nothing down there on the Border that you cannot do here in Polktown.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
A term applied to the regions bordering on the Baltic.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth

In poetry:

Now I'm convinced the Lord is kind
To men of heart sincere;
Yet once my foolish thoughts repined,
And bordered on despair.
"Psalm 73 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Now I 'm convinced the Lord is kind
To men of heart sincere;
Yet once my foolish thoughts repined,
And bordered on despair.
"Psalm LXXIII: Now I'm Convinced the Lord Is Kind" by Isaac Watts
(There is little room for order
On the desert's barren border)
With incense and calm devotions,
Ministers mix deadly potions
"Tonopah And Clergy " by Norman MacLeod
Fear not, brethren; joyful stand
On the borders of your land;
Jesus Christ, your Father’s Son,
Bids you undismayed go on.
"Children of the heavenly King!" by John Cennick
I Will extol thee, Lord, on high,
At thy command diseases fly:
Who but a God can speak and save
From the dark borders of the grave?
"Psalm 30 part 1" by Isaac Watts
Yet still, of Cadyow's faded fame,
You bid me tell a minstrel tale,
And tune my harp, of Border frame.
On the wild banks of Evandale.
"Cadyow Castle" by Sir Walter Scott

In news:

The shooting happened after agent Nicholas Ivie and two others agents responded to a motion sensors alarm near the Border on Tuesday.
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man accused of lying to investors about bringing a Grand Prix race to downtown Cincinnati has been arrested at the Mexican border on charges of fraud and money laundering.
Crockatt, a right-wing Conservative seeking to keep a seat which borders on Stephen Harper 's appears to be in a dogfight with Liberal Harvey Locke and Green Party candidate Chris Turner.
Despite the conflict on the Syrian side of the border, cotton harvest is still underway in Turkey's southern border province of Hatay.
Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple joins the ranks of other notables – think Willie Nelson, chief among them – busted near the Mexico border on a drug charge.
Saturday night on the border between Jordan and Syria: Colonel Nawaf Tahrawi, a commander of the Royal Jordanian Border Guard, climbed to the top of a three-story concrete watchtower, built next to a scrub-filled streambed.
Two rangers were on foot Friday looking for the man in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, on the Tennessee-North Carolina border.
Ottawa, ON, Feb 26, 2010 — Cartoonist Marquil invaded the Canadian capital to incite a sports-based border conflict on the occasion of the US-Canada Men's Hockey game .
Well, it does depend on the group, and it depends in what region or what part of the border you're on.
Borders on Intellectual Property .
Palestinian youths demonstrate on the Gaza border on Friday.
A Palestinian militant group claimed responsibility on Tuesday (November 13) for a missile attack on an Israeli jeep patrol that sparked four days of cross-border violence.
View full size Associated Press An Afghan border policeman fires on Taliban fighters who were hiding inside the Traffic Department building, with smoke rising lts rooftop, in Kandahar, south of Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, May 8, 2011.
Poet, singer, songwriter, Gene Keller celebrates the release of his new book, Tongue-tied to the Border, featuring 44 years of work on the theme of the border.
Have you been able to talk to people and help people on both sides of the border or just the Kyrgyz side of the border.

In science:

On finite lattices the definition of spanning clusters is not unique (e.g., one could consider clusters connecting only two opposite borders), but all definitions are characterized by the same fractal dimension and are thus equally legitimate.
Scaling behavior of self-avoiding walks on percolation clusters
On the other hand, a detailed numerical study on the temporal evolution of phases, phasedifferences and frequencies of oscillators at the borders of the clusters that merge into larger one at onset of complete synchronization helps us to determine the neighbouring oscillators which have sin φ∗ l = ±1.
Transition to complete synchronization in phase coupled oscillators with nearest neighbours coupling
From the calculation,42 it was shown that both compounds are on the border of magnetic instability.
To What Extent Iron-Pnictide New Superconductors Have Been Clarified: A Progress Report
The search bin was optimized depending on the expected signal shape (typically assumed to be ∝ E−2 ν ) but to avoid missing signal events at the border of bins, grids or bins had to be moved, hence, penalizing the search with many trial factors.
In Search for Extraterrestrial High Energy Neutrinos
Some individuals remain on the border of the attitude space, especially when ε is comprised between 0.267 and 0.5.
When group level is different from the population level: an adaptive network with the Deffuant model
Whereever there is a mixed state of n pure states on the border of S, there is an at least n-dimensional face of S .
Quantum Entanglement and Geometry
Also, a node knows based on its coordinates if it lies at the border of a level region.
Multiresolution Cube Estimators for Sensor Network Aggregate Queries
If we can, we only cut the parts accordingly to build Pj (b) if Y (cid:54)= Rij, then we try to cluster the elements of Y on a border (left or right) of Pj−1 .
Consecutive ones property testing: cut or swap
As a technicality, V (Gm ) ∩ V (G0 ) on the border.
Finding topological subgraphs is fixed-parameter tractable
However, by embedding T (T + e) in the disc D j with the vertices of V (G0 ) ∩ V (G j ) on the border, we see that G0 ∪ G j embeds in D − (cid:0)Si6= j Di(cid:1).
Finding topological subgraphs is fixed-parameter tractable
We then analyze this representation for the nc complex hessian on an nc open set and positive semidefiniteness forces a very rigid structure on the border vector and middle matrix.
Noncommutative Plurisubharmonic Polynomials Part II: Local Assumptions
The requirement that the nc complex hessian be positive on an nc open set forces rigid structure to the border vector and middle matrix.
Noncommutative Plurisubharmonic Polynomials Part II: Local Assumptions
The next theorem puts an upper bound on the degree of the monomials in the border vector for q .
Noncommutative Plurisubharmonic Polynomials Part II: Local Assumptions
The situation is better understood in terms of operators acting in the Hilbert space of continuous functions on [0, 1] vanishing in the border.
Goodness-of-Fit tests with Dependent Observations
However, tiling the data and performing fits on each tile causes instability near the borders of the tiles. A more accurate way is to perform individual fits for each sample, sliding a kernel of weights over the data that are used to perform the fit.
Post-correlation filtering techniques for off-axis source and RFI removal