swamp·​land | \ ˈswämp-ˌland How to pronounce swampland (audio) , ˈswȯmp- \

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Examples of swampland in a Sentence

attempting to build on swampland the ecology of the coastal swamplands
Recent Examples on the Web Reelfoot Lake itself is 15,000 acres and is surrounded by thick, murky swampland filled with cypress trees. Mark Osborne, ABC News, "70-year-old duck hunter who allegedly murdered 2 men found dead in swamp," 30 Jan. 2021 The focal point of the neighborhood is Tompkins Square Park, developed into a landscaped oasis more than 150 years ago on former swampland. Matthew Haag, New York Times, "See What Happens When N.Y.C. Streets Are Full of People Instead of Cars," 17 Dec. 2020 While Wasserman-Rubin was a Broward commissioner representing Southwest Ranches, her husband, Richard Rubin, worked as a consultant for the town, selling controversial swampland to the school district for $4.3 million for a new school. Brooke Baitinger, sun-sentinel.com, "Diana Wasserman-Rubin, longtime Democratic force in Broward politics, dies at 73," 10 Nov. 2020 But then a private jet carrying Eugene and two of his mistresses crashes into the Louisiana swampland — and whaddya know? Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "Thou shalt not feel guilty for watching Filthy Rich: Review," 18 Sep. 2020 Guide believes that the development of nearby swampland that had previously retained floodwaters and helped keep Elm Grove dry is to blame, a claim the developer denies. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "Three years after Harvey, Kingwood continues to battle for flood mitigation," 29 Aug. 2020 By singing the praises of Shenzhen, Beijing asserts that China’s own people can do as well as any outsiders in making glittering urban showcases out of unprepossessing farms and swamplands. Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, WSJ, "‘The Shenzhen Experiment’ Review: Building Up a ‘Fishing Village’," 22 Jan. 2020 With entire communities turned into swamplands, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a State of Emergency over the weekend, estimating that more than 1,000 structures were likely damaged. Fox News, "Flood-soaked Mississippi braces for additional rain as Alabama declares emergency," 19 Feb. 2020 Many landscape painters have crawled into low-slung caves and hiked up mountains, or waded through meadows and wheatfields, but relatively few have captured the state’s vast, changeable, young swampland. Zachary Fine, The New York Review of Books, "Swampland Sublime: The Landscapes of Louisiana," 8 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of swampland

1662, in the meaning defined above

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“Swampland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swampland. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of swampland

: wet land that is partly covered with water

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