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synonyms for purlieus

  • suburb
  • surroundings
  • vicinity
  • bound
  • boundary
  • compass
  • confine
  • district
  • fringes
  • limits
  • locality
  • outskirts
  • precinct
  • territory
  • turf
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How to use purlieus in a sentence

It would be too dismal for Gwynne to roam through the purlieus with a policeman—and he cannot come down often.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
But while he sneaked in the purlieus of the city several of his 'longshore friends passed him without a second look.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
And then Mr. Furnival strolled off to look for the attorney among the various purlieus frequented by the learned strangers.
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
Is drink-money for your old age, when else you must starve or stab in the purlieus of Genoa, not worth one month's sobriety?
THE LONG NIGHTSTANLEY WEYMAN
Theology, straying from the enclosures of religion, enters the purlieus of philosophy, and in some cases exacts stiff definitions.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
Not only are the paths of preeminence untrodden; the purlieus of brutish ignorance are likewise unfrequented.
THE SOUL OF THE FAR EASTPERCIVAL LOWELL
If we search the purlieus of the race-course, we are sure to find the 'purse trick' well in evidence.
SHARPS AND FLATSJOHN NEVIL MASKELYNE
That evening found Selwood, quietly and unassumingly attired, examining the purlieus of Soho.
THE HERAPATH PROPERTYJ. S. FLETCHER
Waterloo Road and Blackfriars Road, "over the water," as they trend southwards pass through strange and often unsavoury purlieus.
HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS IN LONDONMRS. E. T. COOK.
Its main portion, which extends far back into neighbouring streets and purlieus, is of cheerful red brick.
HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS IN LONDONMRS. E. T. COOK.
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WORDS RELATED TO PURLIEUS

  • boundary
  • compass
  • confine
  • edge
  • end
  • environs
  • extremity
  • fringe
  • limit
  • limitation
  • line
  • march
  • margin
  • pale
  • periphery
  • precinct
  • purlieus
  • rim
  • term
  • termination
  • verge
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.