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Examples of hinterland in a Sentence
the colonies hugged the coastline, while the hinterland remained largely unexplored
Recent Examples of hinterland from the Web
The routine work is what was historically performed in the hinterland.
Israel has been building new neighborhoods around Jerusalem on West Bank land annexed to the city that have almost cut it off from its West Bank hinterland.
The fighting in Syria’s nearly seven-year war has tapered off in many areas since local cease-fires took hold, but the suffering in eastern Ghouta — Damascus’ once fertile hinterland, now cut off from the world — has only gotten worse.
The Book of Mistakes, by Corinna Luyken: Somewhere in the hinterlands between children’s books and art books is this beautiful, silly and inspiring picture book.
The Commonwealth, as inhabitants call it with faint pride, is large enough to have a hinterland.
Unlike Poland, which turned to the authoritarian Law and Justice Party in 2015, the Czech Republic lacks a large non-metropolitan hinterland whose people feel left behind by the prosperity of the urban centers.
The capital’s middle-class suburbs are Mr Kurz’s political hinterland, while the FPÖ is making strides in working-class areas unsettled by immigration.
The illusion is sedulously cultivated that such activity, particularly in the hinterland, brings immediate and abundant rewards.
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When you're dealing with geography, it helps to know your hinterland from your umland. In 1888, geographer George Chisholm borrowed the German word Hinterland (literally, "land in back of") and applied it specifically to the region just inland from a port or coastal settlement. (Chisholm spelled the word hinderland, but English speakers eventually settled on "hinterland.") Early in the 20th century, another geographer adopted the German Umland ("land around") to refer to the territory around an inland town. What "hinterland" and "umland" have in common is a reference to a region economically tied to a nearby city. But nowadays "hinterland" has a less technical use as well; it's used for land that's simply out in the sticks.
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First Known Use: 1890See Words from the same year
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