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  • n. Plural form of frontier.


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  • What happens outside our frontiers is at least as important as what happens within them.

    Combined Operations

  • The idea of open and closed frontiers is Giliomee's, articulated in "Processes in Development of the Southern African Frontier," in Lamar and Thompson, 76 – 119.

    Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa

  • Allying with Nanzhao, Tibetan cavalry challenged Tang China's long frontiers from the southwest to the northwest.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • States throughout the former Soviet Union are so corrupt that for now the only way to bring honesty to — and earn public revenues from — their frontiers is to all but sell them off.

    Where Europe Vanishes

  • Stalin himself made it clear that the real significance of the change in Polish frontiers was a reversal of centuries of the German Drang Nach Osten.

    The Fate of Poland

  • Whatever happens, China needs a basically friendly or at least benevolently neutral United States as a counterweight to what it perceives as a greater threat to its land frontiers from the Soviet Union.

    China Today

  • But I feel that its role as an opener of frontiers is the feature of the industry that appeals to Canadians today.

    Frontiers of the Future

  • It is therefore realized on all sides that however often Persia, or Egypt, or Java, or Ceylon may change hands, the main frontiers must never be crossed by anything except bombs.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Now, instead of leaving that loophole, the Non-Aggression Pact would stipulate that the country which sent its forces across its frontiers is an aggressor and a violator of the treaty, but the administration has not stopped at that.

    The Foreign Policy of the N.R.A.

  • If this state of voluntary ignorance of world affairs, this hatred against North America, this misrepresentation of conditions in the non communist world was confined to the Government, it would be bad enough, but the prejudiced and inaccurate concept of life beyond their frontiers is being drilled into the minds of the masses of the people with all the skill of indoctrination and propaganda for which these expert psychologists and leaders in the science of influencing of mass thinking are justly famous.

    Red China—Five years of Dramatic Events


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