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Definition of clime

: climate traveled to warmer climes

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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 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 Polio and tuberculosis, for example, tend to spread faster in warmer climes. New York Times, 22 Mar. 2020 Rather than clean up its act, however, the bank began seeking profits in sunnier climes, well away from public scrutiny and irksome regulations imposed in the wake of the crash. Andrew Cockburn, Harper's Magazine, 27 Apr. 2020 Most newborn rap songs from relative unknowns have just the faintest chance at survival in the harsh digital clime. Jon Caramanica, New York Times, 7 Apr. 2020 Many of their Black-and-Gold pals will head for warmer climes. Matt Porter,, 22 Jan. 2020

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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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17 May 2021

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“Clime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of clime

literary : a climate : a place with a particular climate


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