When Breman and Johnson arrived on the scene, the government had already quarantined 275,000 people in the Bumba zone.
His astonishing new novel “The zone of Interest,” which will be released Sept. 30, is his latest attempt.
Mercury entering your zone of universal concerns, on Thursday, pushes you beyond hubris into humility.
Now the strange mélange of indie zest and corporate interests resembles, she says, an episode of The Twilight zone.
Similarly, the zone Assessment Unit gathered huge volumes of intelligence for which there seemed to be no immediate justification.
Why round her middle wears this world so rich a zone of torrid verdure, if she be not dressing for the final rites?
Commerce defies every wind, outrides every tempest, and invades every zone.
Indeed the excitement nearly caused a stoppage of work along the zone, a matter almost without precedent.
It lights up the zone of potentialities that surrounds the act.
Beyond the zone of the firelight, the room was all in a warm gloom, rich and dim.
late 14c., from Latin zona "geographical belt, celestial zone," from Greek zone "a belt," related to zonnynai "to gird," from PIE root *yes- "to gird, girdle" (cf. Avestan yasta- "girt," Lithuanian juosiu "to gird," Old Church Slavonic po-jasu "girdle").
Originally one of the five great divisions of the earth's surface (torrid, temperate, frigid; separated by tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and Arctic and Antarctic circles); meaning "any discrete region" is first recorded 1822. Zone defense in team sports is recorded from 1927. Zoning "land-use planning" is recorded from 1912. Zoned (adj.) in drug-use sense is attested 1960s, from ozone, which is found high in the atmosphere; the related verb to zone is from 1980s.
An area or a region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic.
A psychedelic condition, usually due to drugs: He wasn't making much sense because he was way up there in a zone
[1960s+ College students; fr the notion of being as high as the ozone layer of the atmosphere]
(also zoner) A person intoxicated with narcotics, esp habitually so; space cadet (1960s+ Narcotics)
To be inattentive; be hazily preoccupied: He zoned so bad he didn't even hear the teacher call his name/ I was kind of zonin', checking things out (1980s+)
[fr ozone, ''a very high level of the atmosphere'']