Examples of steppe in a Sentence
nomads have long grazed yaks on the steppes of Mongolia
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Before bureaucrats started to relocate in droves, Astana was a crumbling outpost in the middle of the windswept steppe, swarming with mosquitoes in the summer and a tormenting 20 degrees below zero for much of the winter.
Mr Gorbachev was born in the village of Privolnoye, in Russia’s southern steppe, in 1931, a breaking-point in Russian history with more drastic consequences, in many ways, than those of the revolution of 1917.
But deep down this was a scrap about whether ranchers and miners whose great-grandfathers toiled to tame the sagebrush steppes are trustworthy stewards of the land.
Fringed variously by steppe and mountain, the shore has been home to nomadic hordes and long-distance traders, blood-drinking Scythians and gold-seeking Greeks, Khazars, Mongols, Turks and Russian Cossacks.
The Siberian plains, or steppes, are these vast tracts of land made up of permafrost, [which have lost a lot of their animal populations].
The ecosystem makes a full sweep from alpine wetlands through grasslands and steppes to alpine meadows and snowy mountains and glaciers.
The seafloor grooves, the researchers believe, were made during a similar era to the Texas coral steppes (the close of the last ice age), and signal a very rapid retreat of Pine Island over roughly a thousand years.
Her landing on a steppe of Kazakhstan closes out a chapter in Whitson's storied space career.
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Origin and Etymology of steppe
First Known Use: 1671See Words from the same year
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Definition of steppe for English Language Learners
: a large, flat area of land with grass and very few trees especially in eastern Europe and Asia
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