- 1.1 (doorway) umbral (masculine) to be on the threshold of sth estar* en el umbral or a las puertas de algoMore example sentences1.2 (limit) umbral (masculine), límite (masculine) the threshold of consciousness el umbral de la conciencia pain threshold umbral de dolor I have a low pain threshold tengo bajo el umbral de dolor, tolero muy mal el dolor he has a low boredom threshold aguanta poco sin aburrirse (before noun/delante del nombre) threshold price precio (masculine) de umbral
- George enters the house, crossing its threshold with one broad step.
- As the door opened soundlessly, she crossed the threshold and entered into the room.
- Emily was in tears before she crossed the threshold into her room.
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.