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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Later when Spain withdrew from the area, Fort Adams became a backwater in every sense of the word.
For more on video games, watch Fortune’s video: Tencent or die The city of Wuhu, a backwater three hours away from Shanghai, is a symbol of China‘s gaming potential – as well as its risks.
Spanning 190 miles, the Great Calusa Blueway canoe and kayak trail takes paddlers through some of Southwest Florida’s most scenic bays, rivers and backwaters.
Chen rose from governor of the impoverished backwater Guizhou to party secretary of the southwestern metropolis of Chongqing.
Largemouth fishing remains good in the backwaters and up the feeder creeks around brushy cover on buzzbaits and spinnerbaits.
Macau’s economy has boomed over the past decade as supercharged growth in the casino industry transformed the enclave from a seedy and corrupt backwater into a glitzy gambling powerhouse.
The government can afford this thanks to Macau’s transformation, in the space of a generation, from post-industrial backwater to the world’s largest gambling centre.
Although the quality of the wines was appreciated in the 19th century, Cahors has more recently been little more than a backwater, a place more recognized for its potential than valued for its wines.
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