the wilds

noun

: a large area of land where people do not live and where plants, trees, etc., grow freely : wilderness
They hiked through the wilds of Maine.

Examples of the wilds in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet even with the latest and most advanced setups, people get stuck, so CAM teaches a number of recovery strategies, including proper winch-rigging techniques, with hands-on practice before heading into the wilds. Harvey Briggs, Robb Report, 23 Feb. 2023 The Schitt's Creek alum, 76, explores the food and culture of eight different travel destinations in the new AppleTV+ series, from the beaches of the Maldives to the wilds of South Africa. Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 22 Feb. 2023

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“The wilds.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20wilds. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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