Examples of populous in a Sentence
the most populous state in the U.S.
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Bali takes in two of every five foreign tourists visiting the world’s fourth most populous nation.
Southern California would be the fourth most populous state, with 13.9 million people – behind Texas, Florida and New York, according to the state analysis.
Texas is now firmly in second place among the most populous states.
Costs of employment should level off, in theory at least, as China and India—by far the two most populous nations—continue to integrate into the research engines feeding the global economy.
The country’s population currently stands around 1.3 billion, and within the next decade India is expected to pass China and become the world’s most populous nation.
While Team Blue has won the popular vote in six of the last seven presidential elections, the emerging Democratic majority is increasingly concentrated in the urban centers of America’s most populous states.
Rumors that vaccinations are dangerous and violate Islamic law have also gained currency in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
The world’s most populous nation began running pilot systems in seven regions starting in 2013 to guide the shape of the national system.
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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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