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purlieu

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1 a place for spending time or for socializing
  • the restaurant, the preferred purlieu of the theatergoing crowd, is always packed an hour or two before showtime

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2 purlieus plural an adjoining region or space
  • we stopped at one of the several pubs in the purlieus of the stadium

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3 purlieus plural the districts adjacent to a city
  • such gated communities are common among the purlieus of these Midwestern cities

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“Purlieu.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/purlieu. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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