Examples of backwater in a Sentence
The once sleepy backwater is now a thriving city.
a distant backwater that didn't even have electricity at that time
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His reportage in particular transformed the beast from a backwater calamity into a national affair.
Once an industry backwater, that country is now one of the largest auto-producing countries in the world, in a league with the U.S., China, Germany, Japan, and South Korea.
Miami is as messed-up a situation as exists in baseball, but the city isn’t some tiny backwater with no fans, no stadium and no hope.
In this word premiere by Jennifer Rumberger, an estranged daughter from a backwater Florida family tries to rescue her sister from their abusive and spell-dabbling mother (Allison Cain in a spectacularly villainous performance).
That’s particularly true of Alabama business interests, who really could do without having to worry about Alabama’s image as a cultural backwater being reinforced in a vivid, unforgettable way in the United States Senate.
Once a key player in violent wars against other Chinese tongs, Hop Sing Tong has long since become a quiet backwater.
Prior to 1994, when a 29-year-old Jammeh seized power in a bloodless coup, the town had been a quiet backwater, home to small-scale maize and groundnut farmers and little else.
The country, once known as Siam, had only recently been named Thailand and was still a tropical backwater of rice paddies and canals.
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