Examples of southern in a Sentence
the southern part of the state
the southern shore of the lake
Recent Examples of southern from the Web
A construction site in southern New Mexico, which sparked buzz with a fake sign announcing it as a future home of a Cheesecake Factory, is really a future emergency center.
The incident comes after President Rodrigo Duterte placed the southern island of Mindanao, where insurgents have declared loyalty to Islamic State, under martial law on May 23.
The Southern charm made Martin No. 1 or 1a in Seminole hearts and No.
The Southern auto and auto parts industry, in which foreign companies are heavily represented, has its share of critics, who point to low wages, long hours and safety mishaps that plague a largely nonunionized work force.
Songs by the likes of Young Lo, Gangsta Blac, Skinny Pimp and Playa G feel like time capsules of independent ingenuity from a time when Southern rap labels rejected the allure of big music business.
Those tall memorials adorning so many Southern cities, often equestrians, were not only honors to individual men and heroes.
The forecast for more rain threatens to bring further misery to the more than 100,000 people displaced in the western and southern regions of the nation that were lashed by two days of torrential rains.
Tornadoes, damaging winds and very large hail are expected from the Ozarks into southern Illinois.
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Origin and Etymology of southern
Middle English southern, southren, from Old English sūtherne; akin to Old High German sundrōni southern, Old English sūth south
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of Southern
: the dialect of English spoken in most of the Chesapeake Bay area, the coastal plain and the greater part of the upland plateau in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, and the Gulf states at least as far west as the valley of the Brazos in Texas and sometimes taken to include the south Midland area
SOUTHERN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of southern for English Language Learners
: located in or toward the south
: of or relating to the south
Southern : of or relating to the people born, raised, or living in the southeastern U.S.
SOUTHERN Defined for Kids
Definition of southern for Students
1 often cap : of, relating to, or like that of the South a southern climate
2 : lying toward or coming from the south southern Asia
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