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  • nounborder
  • nounperson's haunt
  • nounenvirons

synonyms for purlieu

  • confines
  • limit
  • boundary
  • edge
See also synonyms for: purlieus
  • environs
  • neighborhood
  • surroundings
  • outskirts
  • periphery
  • vicinity
  • area
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How to use purlieu in a sentence

The forest laws still applied in a modified manner to the purlieu.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 6VARIOUS
Eye of mocker has not seen, nor foot of unbeliever trod this purlieu, the last to receive his blessing.
THE FAIR GODLEW WALLACE
It is, in fact, a purlieu where the public-houses are overcrowded and the baths not places of great resort.
THE OLD INNS OF OLD ENGLAND, VOLUME II (OF 2)CHARLES G. HARPER
They evidently deemed that a legal purlieu was a better place for 'pickings.'
PROSE FANCIESRICHARD LE GALLIENNE
This favourite purlieu of London has larger books than mine devoted to its history.
MIDDLESEXA.R. HOPE MONCRIEFF
Clean-shaved, nattily dressed actors come to this quiet purlieu to study their parts.
HAUNTED LONDONWALTER THORNBURY
The girl was brought up among exiles and political criminals in the purlieu of Montmartre.
CARNAC'S FOLLY, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Hamlyn's Purlieu had never known such gaieties as during the fifteen years of Mrs. Allerton's married life.
THE EXPLORERW. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
A great fear seized her that it would be impossible to keep Hamlyn's Purlieu, and she was stricken with panic.
THE EXPLORERW. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Fred Allerton could see the great old elms that surrounded Hamlyn's Purlieu; and his eyes were fixed steadily upon them.
THE EXPLORERW. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
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