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synonyms for levee

  • dam
  • bank
  • breakwater
  • earthwork
  • mound
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How to use levee in a sentence

According to Tellman the way forward is to invest in infrastructure that would make flood zones and levees safer to live near as more people gravitate towards those areas.
PEOPLE ARE MOVING INTO RISKY FLOOD ZONES—BUT THEY MAY NOT HAVE A CHOICESARA KILEY WATSONAUGUST 12, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Merrell’s Ike Dike proposal and a previous Corps plan originally envisioned 17-foot or higher levees that would have hampered access to the Gulf beaches.
TEXAS’S 82-FOOT-TALL STORM-GATE PLAN MAY HAVE SOME GAPING HOLESPURBITA SAHAJUNE 15, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Under pressure from disgruntled locals—the Corps received some 13,000 public comments about the levees, Burks-Copes said, most of them negative—they replaced the levees with dunes.
TEXAS’S 82-FOOT-TALL STORM-GATE PLAN MAY HAVE SOME GAPING HOLESPURBITA SAHAJUNE 15, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Levee: a ceremonious visit received by a distinguished person in the morning.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
A crevasse was made in the levee above New Orleans flooding much of the city.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
I observed he looked tired with the levee, and begged to be allowed to write to her another day.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
When the King held his court at Rambouillet, a curtain only separated his chamber and the levee-room.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
The King held a levee of his officers while the Queen-Empress received 120 ladies of the families of the ruling chiefs.
WAYS OF WAR AND PEACEDELIA AUSTRIAN
He did come back again to me that evening, and held a phantom levee behind the Marchioness of Heatherdale's shoulder.
PENELOPE'S EXPERIENCES IN SCOTLANDKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
Thus, finally, we pushed in at the vast busy levee of this western military capital.
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WORDS RELATED TO LEVEE

  • beach
  • cay
  • cliff
  • coast
  • edge
  • embankment
  • lakefront
  • lakeshore
  • lakeside
  • ledge
  • levee
  • oceanfront
  • reef
  • riverfront
  • riverside
  • seabank
  • seaboard
  • seafront
  • shore
  • strand
  • streamside
  • waterfront
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