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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
That means the administrations of Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama welcomed tons of teams from the hinterlands since last a Washington team made the short trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for a championship celebration.
Many of its victims were local councillors, business people or police in the small towns and tight valleys in the hinterland of San Sebastián.
In Malvern, People’s Light cast Dulé Hill (The West Wing, Psych) in the Nat King Cole bio-play Lights Out, prompting an all-out reverse commute of theater fans from the city to the hinterlands.
Normally limited to a remote mountainous area of the country, the bacterial disease spread to the capital, Antananarivo, and other cities after one man contracted it in the hinterlands and took a commuter minibus through the capital to the coast.
Rather than an anodyne highway through the urban hinterlands where dealerships cluster, there’s a sinuous track.
Sobejana said the military received intelligence that Igasan was seriously wounded by artillery fire in the hinterlands of Sulu's Patikul town in October and then died later.
But Putin needs to give the hinterland a better reason for their problems.
And yet, something in Prince must have known to put his trust in solid folks with wild aesthetic hinterlands.
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Did You Know?
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.
HINTERLAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hinterland for English Language Learners
: an area that is not close to any cities or towns : a remote region
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