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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
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.
In Veneto, which includes Venice and its flat, agro-industrial hinterland, the turnout was 57%, with 98% of the votes in favour.
White never planned for his college career — bouncing around the hinterlands before one breakout season — to be a parallel to his time in the NFL.
In authorized settings, the oil barrel continues to find uses in the industrial hinterlands.
The illusion is sedulously cultivated that such activity, particularly in the hinterland, brings immediate and abundant rewards.
To be sure, there were old estates along the waterfront and in the backcountry, and artists and writers had been putting down roots in the hinterland for decades.
Besides, many Indians, especially in the vast hinterlands, lack a bank account or have limited access to technology or the Internet, making digital payments inconvenient.
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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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