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Examples of territory in a Sentence
Those mountains are in Mexican territory.
Guam is a U.S. territory.
The birds are busy establishing territories and building nests.
Male cats spray to mark territory.
The goal of the expedition is to map unexplored territory.
Recent Examples of territory from the Web
Plans also relied on a five-year-old earthquake and tsunami manual that had not anticipated a hurricane would affect the U.S. territory’s entire population of over 3 million.
No one sees the exhausting side of trying to blaze the trail and go into uncharted territory.
Meanwhile banks are making inroads into foreign territory without making big purchases.
That conflict, which some analysts fear could spiral into civil war, already has claimed at least 425 lives, according to Unicef, and is spilling into new territories.
Some 60,000 people in the U.S. territory still have only tarps for roofs blown off by Maria, and more than 1,500 customers are still without power more than nine months after the storm.
Forecasters warned that the U.S. territory could see between 15 to 25 mph winds, as well as heavy rains that could cause flooding and mudslides.
Forecasters said that Beryl would slog south — a huge relief to an island still recovering from Maria, the Category 4 hurricane that hit the U.S. territory in September and caused an estimated $100 billion in damage.
But after that, the avant-garde affair in the north woods drifts into distinctly different territory.
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TERRITORY Defined for English Language Learners
: an area of land that belongs to or is controlled by a government
: one of the parts of the United States that is not a state
: any one of the large parts that some countries are divided into
TERRITORY Defined for Kids
Word Root of territory
territorialplay \ˌter-ə-ˈtōr-ē-əl\ adjective
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