threshold

Part of speech: noun

The plank or stone beneath the door of a building; sill; entrance; starting - point.

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Usage examples "threshold":

  1. Mercy had listened, waiting on the threshold of her door; Horace had spoken, standing against the opposite wall of the corridor. - "The New Magdalen", Wilkie Collins.
  2. The door opened and Sheila stood on the threshold. - "Outside Inn", Ethel M. Kelley.
  3. He paused on the threshold and looked back gravely. - "The Sowers", Henry Seton Merriman.