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See definition of shire on Dictionary.com
  • as incounty
  • as inprovince
  • as inregion

synonyms for shire

  • canton
  • constituency
  • division
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How to use shire in a sentence

It’s a difference not unlike finding yourself out on a near endless steppe, as opposed to being nestled in the shires and villages of a densely packed land.
A WRINKLE IN NATURE COULD LEAD TO ALIEN LIFE - ISSUE 99: UNIVERSALITYCALEB SCHARFAPRIL 21, 2021NAUTILUS
How long it would be, even in the most favourable chance, before she should again enter the shire-hall!
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
He is once more upon Yorkshire ground; his horse's hoof beats once more the soil of that noble shire.
ROOKWOODWILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH
Stamford, and the tongue of Lincoln's fenny shire, upon which it is situated, were passed almost in a breath.
ROOKWOODWILLIAM HARRISON AINSWORTH
A quiet, staunch, useful man in shire and church and all the relations of life, and "as good as they make 'em."
THIRTY YEARS IN AUSTRALIAADA CAMBRIDGE
In 1774 he was chosen knight of the shire for Berkshire, and his conduct in parliament was perfectly independent.
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
Robert Watt was born in the shire of Kincardine, and was at the time of his execution about thirty-six years old.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
A few young men endeavoured to load the old Crimean cannon in front of the Shire Hall, but found it clogged with rust and useless.
THE INVASIONWILLIAM LE QUEUX
The General and his staff were deliberating to a late hour in the Shire Hall, at which he had established his headquarters.
THE INVASIONWILLIAM LE QUEUX
It was a society less provincial than that of more than one shire that was nearer to London by a thousand leagues.
AUDREYMARY JOHNSTON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SHIRE

  • canton
  • constituency
  • division
  • shire
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.