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synonyms for plains

  • expanse
  • field
  • grassland
  • meadow
  • plateau
  • prairie
  • steppe
  • champaign
  • flat
  • heath
  • level
  • moor
  • moorland
  • tundra
  • flatland
  • open country
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The patriarchal decree of the government was a good deal of a joke on the plains, anyway—except when you were caught defying it!
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
They started in the early morning and rode out over the plains till they came to the edge of a large forest.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
The perfect level of the plains, particularly in Champagne, makes the ground as open as a race-course.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
We had now at one moment to wade through plains of sand, and the next to clamber over the rocks by wretched paths.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
He kept to the high ground, not venturing to the plains, for the population had outwardly passed to the English peace again.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
These occur on the continents, especially where they afford broad plains little interrupted by mountain ranges.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
He crossed to the window, drew aside the blind, and looked out upon the moonlit plains.
THE DOCTOR OF PIMLICOWILLIAM LE QUEUX
There was no Pacific Railroad at that time; and the journey across the plains was a long and a hard one.
THE NURSERY, AUGUST 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 2VARIOUS
The strange clan always used it on their way to and from the lowland plains.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP
A succession of apparently boundless plains lay stretched along on both sides of the river.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
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