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noun as in neighborhood outside of but reliant on nearby large city

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In 1950, in the suburbs of New Jersey, researchers at Bell Labs were busy making breakthroughs that paved the path for the first practical solar cells.

Western Pomerania, Dahlemann says, is becoming a suburb of Szczecin.

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These activities aren’t usually allowed within cities and suburbs.

In other words, drone deliveries are likely not coming to densely-packed suburbs anytime soon.

Polling data suggests it is likely that this election will be decided in the suburbs.

It looks like the shoot-out at the OK Corral in a leafy Eindhoven suburb—but nobody seems to be a very good shot.

By September, he was flashing a thumbs-up to assembled fans as he walked into court in a Barcelona suburb.

On a recent trip to a rough Roman suburb, he apologized for the extra police protection.

And as this map shows, there are now five Soofas in Boston proper as well as two in the suburb of Babson.

Stephen Knolls School is a public school in a Maryland suburb of Washington DC.

The city and commercial suburb of Binondo wore their usual aspect, although trade was almost at a standstill.

Parochial church of Santiago, a suburb of Manila, and the souls cared for therein.

On February 18th the French captured the suburb on the left bank of the river, and thus placed the inner town between two fires.

It was one of a terrace of three that stood high above the suburb, close to the elm-tree walk overlooking the West Heath.

This part is really the city; beyond is a suburb laid out in gardens densely inhabited.


On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to suburb, such as: countryside, environs, hinterland, outpost, outskirts, and suburbia.

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