Examples of populous in a Sentence
the most populous state in the U.S.
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Brown, a Democrat who presides over the nation’s most populous state, one that has served as the cradle of the resistance to Trump’s presidency, had previously accused Trump of declaring war on California.
Trump’s morning tweet was his latest salvo at the nation’s most populous state, whose laws the president and his administration contend are too friendly to undocumented immigrants.
Brown, a Democrat who presides over the nation's most populous state, one that has served as the cradle of the resistance to Trump's presidency, had previously accused Trump of declaring war on California.
In the 1950s and 1960s, California became the most populous state by constructing vast freeway and water systems that allowed developers to pave over farmland to build suburbs and house the swelling population.
California becomes the most populous state in the nation.
Pennsylvania, fifth most populous state, has the nation’s largest full-time legislature: 203 House members; 50 senators.
Even Tucker Carlson, who’s made a habit of bashing the most populous U.S. state with the country’s fourth-biggest economy, seemed surprised by the description.
Electric utilities in Massachusetts have officially broken ties with a power-line project in New Hampshire that was envisioned to connect New England’s most populous state to hydroelectric dams in Canada.
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With a metropolitan area of more than 20 million people, Mexico City could be called the world's second or third most populous city. And the nearby Aztec city of Tenochtitlán was one of the largest cities in the world even when Hernán Cortés arrived there in 1519. But by the time Cortés conquered the city in 1521 it wasn't nearly so populous, since European diseases had greatly reduced the population. Avoid confusing populous and populace, which are pronounced exactly the same.
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Definition of populous for English Language Learners
: having a large population
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