Border

Border

Borders define geographic boundaries of political entities or legal jurisdictions, such as governments, sovereign states, federated states and other subnational entities. Some borders—such as a state's internal administrative borders, or inter-state borders within the Schengen Area—are open and completely unguarded. Other borders are partially or fully controlled, and may be crossed legally only at designated border checkpoints and border zones may be controlled. Some, mostly contentious, borders may even foster the setting up of buffer zones.

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Famous quotes containing the word border:

    For my part, I feel that with regard to Nature I live a sort of border life, on the confines of a world into which I make occasional and transient forays only, and my patriotism and allegiance to the state into whose territories I seem to retreat are those of a moss-trooper.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Liberal hopefulness
    Regards death as a mere border to an improving picture.
    William Empson (1906–1984)

    I learn to affirm
    Truth’s light at strange turns of the mind’s road,
    wrong turns that lead
    over the border into wonder....
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)