the Midwest

noun

: the northern central part of the U.S. : the Middle West
the rich farmlands of the Midwest
often used before another noun
my Midwest childhood
Midwest cities

Examples of the Midwest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ernesto Londoño is a Times reporter based in Minnesota, covering news in the Midwest and drug use and counternarcotics policy. Ernesto Londoño Meridith Kohut, New York Times, 12 May 2024 Apparently, Retta doesn't consider Wisconsin to be in the Midwest. Claire Reid, Journal Sentinel, 10 May 2024 But just like weather on earth — especially in the Midwest — space weather can be fickle (even more so). John Tufts, The Courier-Journal, 10 May 2024 Fourteen states, primarily in the Midwest and South, have banned nearly all abortions. Julie Rovner, NPR, 9 May 2024 Alabama is one of the 17 states where the trillions of cicadas across two separate broods are emerging in the Midwest and Southeast this year. Emily Deletter, USA TODAY, 8 May 2024 Medora Lee: So the smallest gaps tend to be in the Northeast and the Midwest where the cost of living is a little lower. USA TODAY, 30 Apr. 2024 The Friday night tornadoes wreaked havoc in the Midwest, particularly in Nebraska and Iowa, causing a building to collapse with dozens of people inside and destroying and damaging hundreds of homes. Lucia Suarez Sang, CBS News, 28 Apr. 2024 With data center developers looking for inexpensive locations, Dunn expects the Midwest to become a hub of activity since land is cheaper than in other parts of the country. Natalia Kniazhevich, Fortune, 27 Apr. 2024

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“The Midwest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Midwest. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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