plural of purlieu
as in vicinity
an adjoining region or space we stopped at one of the several pubs in the purlieus of the stadium

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as in outskirts
the districts adjacent to a city such gated communities are common among the purlieus of these Midwestern cities

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“Purlieus.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/purlieus. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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