Part of speech: noun

R. C. Theol. A border region between hell and heaven.

Part of speech: noun

A place, real or imaginary, for worthless or foolish things.

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Usage examples "limbo":

  1. Zezdon Afthen raised his dark eyes to the terrestrian with a look in their depths that made Wade involuntarily resolve that Thet and all Thessians should be promptly consigned to that limbo of forgotten things where they belonged. - "Invaders from the Infinite", John Wood Campbell.
  2. In the twinkling of an eye the scene was changed, the Vernons with their peculiarities were consigned to the limbo of forgotten things, while boys and girls squatted on the rug scrambling for nuts out of a paper bag, and cracking them with their teeth with monkey- like agility. - "A College Girl", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.
  3. The dream- like fragments at which he had been grasping were gone now into thin air, and out of the misty limbo the past was growing back: the note he had received, the smashed wall- cabinet, the fiery drink that scorched his throat, his mad masquerade, the boarding of the train at the station, the friendly, stupifying flash, then flight, on and on- and then, this lighted room, the safe, the levelled weapons! - "The Long Lane's Turning", Hallie Erminie Rives.