Examples of populous in a Sentence
the most populous state in the U.S.
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That 2012 storm devastated the nation's most populous areas, was blamed for at least 182 deaths in the U.S. and Caribbean and more than $71 billion in damage in this country alone.
The damage totaled $26 billion in Florida's most-populous areas.
Boko Haram is in the eighth year of a violent campaign to impose its version of Islamic law on Africa’s most populous country of more than 180 million people.
Yenni is the chief executive of the government in Louisiana's second-most populous parish, with a public workforce that numbers about 3,200 and a 2017 budget of $613 million.
The California initiative proposed raising the cigarette tax in America's most populous state- for the first time in 18 years – by a whopping $2.
The technical labor pool – while high quality – is not as large as the technical workforce in the more populous places such as the Bay Area, New York or Chicago.
Economic growth and the sheer size of the market in the most populous country on Earth are certainly key drivers of the rapid-pace adoption of these innovations.
So how should the United States respond to the likely takeover of the world’s most populous country by a Communist movement at a time of intensifying Cold War between Washington and Moscow?
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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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