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noun as in backcountry

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“Flight” is ably adapted by Oliver Emanuel from Caroline Brothers’ 2012 novel “Hinterland.”

It will need expansions of transmission lines to link sun-beaten western Rajasthan to the hinterland, where coal is still king.

At first, the rural hinterlands of these newly booming metro areas grew alongside them.

Millions of daily wage workers—estimates range from 10 million to 80 million—scrambled to return to their homes in the rural hinterland, but with public transport closed, many were forced to walk hundreds of kilometers.

Next morning, our quest took us into outdoorsy hinterlands, past ski resorts and a tree-fringed lake.

Utah, USA Brigham Young was definitely onto something when he sought to build his Mormon “Zion” in the rugged hinterland of Utah.

It is a new phenomenon for girls from the hinterland to leave home to work or study, to have male friends.

Would it sever a future Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem from its West Bank hinterland?

It was necessary to cleanse the hinterland and cleanse the border areas and cleanse the main roads.

Unemployment spreads from State to State, the hinterland now settled that, in pioneer days gave an avenue of escape.

Not much use as the high crests hid the intervening hinterland from view, even from the crow's nests.

From the hinterland in a vast solid stream the ice flowed, with heavily crevassed downfalls near the coast.

As the ice of the hinterland moves forward, it plucks fragments from the rocky floor.

There was no mark by which to steer, except a "water-sky" to the north, the hinterland being clouded over.

This vast block of ice originates fundamentally from the glacial flow over the southern hinterland.


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On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hinterland, such as: outback, boondocks, borderland, brush, frontier, and sticks.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.