the bush


: a large area (such as in Australia or Africa) that has not been cleared and that is not used for farming
She recently spent several weeks in the bush.

Examples of the bush in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not exactly one of the dancers from Fantasia, but even with layers of scar tissue covering its side, the creature embodied grace and resilience in the bush. Jacqui Gifford, Travel + Leisure, 5 June 2024 All have wide views across the bush or river, some are wrapped around ancient trees, others flanked by granite rocks. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Dec. 2023 Like an anthropologist who heads into the bush to live with tribe members, Rogers became one of the game’s regulars. Ross Andersen, The Atlantic, 13 June 2024 Two more patrol vehicles come down the street, lights flashing and sirens whining, as the officer moves around the bush and runs toward the crash, still calling out that shots were fired. James Hartley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 4 June 2024 In 2016 a fire, most likely ramped up by global warming, bolted out of the bush, burned through the town, shut down Suncor’s mining operations and then continued untrammeled by any efforts to contain it. Stephen Pyne, Scientific American, 16 Apr. 2024 The camp can also arrange for hot-air balloon rides, visits to Masai communities, and meals out in the bush for a final hurrah before your flight back to Nairobi. Leora Rothschild, Travel + Leisure, 12 June 2024 And instead of leaving the bush, my colleague decided to go to where the poachers were. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 4 Apr. 2024 Government troops left Leer in April, but most villagers still slept in the bush, coming to town only to fetch food dropped by Red Cross planes. Jérôme Tubiana, Foreign Affairs, 3 Feb. 2015

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“The bush.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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