One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(especially in science fiction) an imaginary distortion of space in relation to time whereby people or objects of one period can be moved to another.
- ‘Watching Sky Sports the other night was like moving into a time warp.’
- ‘I don't want to drift into a nostalgic time warp, but I've no doubt that technological advances are spoiling some sports.’
- ‘How else to explain why discerning, well-heeled travellers are attracted to a tiny, scrubby island stuck in a 1970s time warp?’
- ‘Crossing over to the eastern half of the country is like entering a time warp.’
- ‘Conversely, some towns and cities are stuck in a time warp, with declining trade leading to empty shop properties and a consequent gap in the retail offer.’
- ‘History is the great leveller of mankind and to see the pre-historic aboriginal rock art, is to enter a time warp.’
- ‘As a bookworm caught in a time warp I would have had greater chances at popularity if I'd come from another planet.’
- ‘Are some sections of the community stuck in a time warp?’
- ‘What's been rediscovered in recent years is authentic Cuban culture, a culture that survives in Cuba in a time warp.’
- ‘That Georgia has moved beyond the time warp that for so long kept it wedded to 1956 is good news for the rest of the nation.’
- ‘Cynics out there stuck in their own time warp who chose to oppose this excellent new move will soon learn it is the way forward.’
- ‘And never mind the professional strides many St Lucian women have made, the nation seems caught in a time warp.’
- ‘The caravan interiors seemed to be stuck in a 1960s time warp, with pink velvet seats, patterned carpets and lots of teak furniture.’
- ‘This dimension, his own creation where he could move freely outside his time warp, was still all in his head.’
- ‘Looking at the current outbreak of hostage taking in Iraq, it seems as if we have entered a terrifying time warp.’
- ‘Anyone who remembers with fondness the strike ridden 70's and early 80's must think they've stepped through a time warp.’
- ‘Health trends come and go, and while some may appear to be locked in a time warp, what was once deemed to be the gospel truth is often stood on its head by new research.’
- ‘It was like coming out on the other side of a time warp.’
- ‘Not that the nuclear complex remains caught in a time warp.’
- ‘Fascinating though his company was, I thought him then an archaic figure, caught in a time warp with excessively reactionary views.’
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