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(in Lamaism) the state of the soul between death and rebirth.
Contemporary Examples

bardo is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
Rock Star Shirley Manson From Garbage Battles a Cyberstalker Christine Pelisek, Chris Lee July 15, 2012

Historical Examples

bardo paused, but neither Romola nor Tito dared to speak—his voice was too tremulous, the poise of his feelings too doubtful.
Romola George Eliot

bardo shook his head, and smiled with a bitter sort of pity.
Romola George Eliot

Every generous soul must heartily despise Tito Melema for basely disposing of bardo’s library for lucre.
Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864 Various

bardo had already addressed Tito in this way once or twice of late.
Romola George Eliot

They passed close enough to the beach to see bardo and his two fellow kidnapers run from the cabin.
Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines Ruthe S. Wheeler

Still bardo was silent, and his silence was never again broken.
Romola George Eliot

“You must lose no time in committing it to paper, young man,” said bardo, with growing interest.
Romola George Eliot

Up ahead bardo forced Charlie Fischer to swing the plane off the transcontinental airway.
Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines Ruthe S. Wheeler

bardo had stretched out his aged white hand, and Tito immediately placed his dark but delicate and supple fingers within it.
Romola George Eliot

noun (often capital)
(in Tibetan Buddhism) the state of the soul between its death and its rebirth

in Tibetan Buddhism, the state between death and rebirth which varies between 7-49 days depending on the person’s conduct in the previous life and their age at and manner of death
Word Origin

Tibetan ‘between the two, inbetween state’


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