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Definition of clime

: climate traveled to warmer climes

Examples of clime in a Sentence

a nonconformist who left his jerkwater hometown for the more welcoming clime of the big city
Recent Examples on the Web The downside to all of that glorious clime was busy beaches., 22 July 2022 But even though the indoors were warmer than the June night outside, the hot temperature was a fitting clime for an artist whose sensual songs conjure feelings of body heat and slick skin. Chris Kelly, Washington Post, 8 June 2022 One study showed spruce in Britain support 37 different insect species while those in Russia — probably a bit more like our clime — maintain a whopping 117 species of insects. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 2 June 2022 In this clime, though, simply being entertained is a precious thing. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, 28 Apr. 2022 In modern day Newport Beach, a cousin to the deep-sea creature washed ashore last week, far from its normal clime. Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2021 Countless legends have been born in this clime, and a big part of Douglas’s mission is sifting out the reality from the myth. New York Times, 5 Jan. 2021 Get ready to head uphill After a mile of forest hiking, the trail leaves the woodlands and enters a drier clime, replete with cactus, yucca and junipers and begins an uphill assault in earnest. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 2 Oct. 2020 Around the same time, in the second week of March, professional baseball players, eager to escape northern winters, began to trickle toward the warmer climes of the South. Randy Roberts And Johnny Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of clime

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clime

Late Latin clima

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28 Jul 2022

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“Clime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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