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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REGION

But all this was as yet only in the region of the feeling, not at all in that of the thinking.

God's beginnings are imperceptible, whether in the region of soul or of matter.

He might be a good doctor and a philanthropic one; his visits to this region looked like it.

We are now in the region of the Causses; around us rise the spurs of Sauveterre and Svrac.

From many points of view this region of survivals is full of interest.

The settling of this region well deserves a place in history.

From this point till we approach Cette the region defies definition.

In this region there are whole nations of cannibals, who devour their captives.

The Past is the region of sobs, the Future is the realm of song.

But the firm ground ceased and he rode through a region of swamps.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "tract of land of a considerable but indefinite extent," from Anglo-French regioun, Old French region "land, region, province" (12c.), from Latin regionem (nominative regio) "a district, portion of a country, territory, district; a direction, line; boundary line, limit," noun of state from past participle stem of regere "to direct, rule" (see regal). Phrase in the region of "about" (of numbers, etc.) is recorded from 1961.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR REGION

belt

nounstrip of land with characteristic feature
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