Examples of populous in a Sentence
the most populous state in the U.S.
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Clarke also gained infamy as the sheriff of Wisconsin's most-populous county and administrator of its jails, where high numbers of inmates died or complained of abuse.
Just miles from a populous metropolitan area, the Penang Hill rainforest is home to an even more cosmopolitan array of organisms.
Again, and predictably, more populous states saw higher enrollment.
Illinois lost more than 33,000 residents, dropping to the sixth most populous state in the union with 12,802,023 residents.
In March this year, the BJP won a crushing four-fifths majority in Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state.
In March his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the most lopsided electoral victory since the 1970s in the country’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh.
The most populous state has undergone a profound demographic shift since the mid-1990s.
Bali takes in two of every five foreign tourists visiting the world’s fourth most populous nation.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of populous
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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