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Ehret, the coalition director with a lakefront cabin in Stevensville, Mich., typically splits his time between his home in Chicago’s south suburbs and his western Michigan hideaway.
After research and, more importantly, learning from the mistakes of others, Mandell realized that the most successful franchises are based in cities, not in neighboring suburbs.
Europe owes its sporting power today to a long-running outreach into poor suburbs or neighborhoods, giving kids of all backgrounds access to coaches and fields and facilities — and teams more talent to choose from.
Europe owes its sporting power today to a long-running outreach into poor suburbs or neighborhoods, giving kids of all backgrounds access to coaches and fields and facilities – and teams more talent to choose from.
McMenamins has usefully opened attractive bars in alcoholic oases in southwest Portland and the surrounding suburbs.
Kelly Sahady of the District of Columbia suburb of Sterling, Virginia, is the mother to one of the kids who got a surprise visit.
The agency, which serves San Francisco and many Bay Area suburbs, has largely been free of regulation because of privileged water rights at Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite.
Do the Touristy Stuff First During the morning rush, the Central Business District swarms with commuters ferrying in from the outer suburbs to Circular Quay on Sydney’s central waterfront, a.k.a.
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The suburbs vs. the urbs
Given that most of the common words in our language beginning sub- tend to have meanings concerned with “beneath” (as in subterranean and submarine) or “less than” (as with subpar), you would be forgiven for assuming that the suburbs were so named because of their location below, or their status as less than, their urban counterparts. Not so, however: sub- may have other meanings at the beginning of a word; in this case, it indicates not depth or inferiority, but proximity. In other words, the suburbs are a region close to the urbs.
Is urbs an English word? Yes; it is rarely used, but it refers typically to a city, particularly when distinguished from a suburb.
SUBURB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suburb for English Language Learners
: a town or other area where people live in houses near a larger city
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