the regions

plural noun

: the parts of a country that are not close to the capital city
attempts to go outside of London and stimulate cultural life in the regions

Examples of the regions in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Advertisement Various parts of California were among the regions with rapid and accelerating depletion since 2000. Ian James, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2024 Several of the regions the Trump campaign challenged following the presidential election -- including Georgia's Chatham County, Wayne County in Michigan, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- are home to large Black or Latino populations, which voted largely for Biden. Kiara Alfonseca, ABC News, 28 July 2023 Resistance groups and humanitarian organizations have repeatedly accused Myanmar’s military of carrying out mass killings, air strikes and war crimes against civilians in the regions where fighting has raged, charges the junta repeatedly denies – despite a growing body of evidence. Helen Regan, CNN, 12 Apr. 2023 In a speech Thursday, Mr. Erdogan said anyone seeking to take advantage of the devastation of the earthquake would be dealt with according to the emergency powers, which will last for three months in the regions affected by the earthquake. Rory Jones, WSJ, 9 Feb. 2023 Scientist said that pests and invasive plants, like the emerald ash borer and hemlock woolly adelgid, contributed to forest loss in the regions as well. Gina Martinez, CBS News, 6 Apr. 2023 The next few days will be quiet across the regions that were hit hard by tornadoes, but another round of strong-to-severe weather is forecast to impact some of the same cities on Friday. Janice Dean, Fox News, 28 Mar. 2023 The Return is set to begin production in Greece this spring in the regions of Corfu and the Peloponnese, before continuing in Italy. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Feb. 2023 The pic will also star Venice Film Festival Best Young Actor Award winner Charlie Plummer, with production beginning in Greece this spring in the regions of Corfu and the Peloponnese, before continuing in Italy. Manori Ravindran, Variety, 15 Feb. 2023

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

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