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synonyms for urban sprawl

  • built-up area
  • uncontrolled development
  • urban corridor
  • urban spread
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How to use urban sprawl in a sentence

Urban property and lands were assessed at values far beyond those at which the owners truly estimated them.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Today in the cities, and particularly in the quickly growing urban areas, there are different conditions.
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MORAL DELINQUENCY IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTSOSWALD CHETTLE MAZENGARB ET AL.
But what, in the name of the great prince, is the meaning of her declining the urban expedition?
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
I could find no solution, unless it be that instinctive belief of a city-bred civilization that all joys are urban.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
At sight of him Urban smiled again, and would have spoken; for he recognized the great Duke.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Hour after hour sped by, still Urban stood and gave his blessing, and a brave and pious word to each stout cavalier who came.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
The fatal majority of three urban to two rural representatives still determines the measures of Government.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
Colonial wealth now can get into Parliament only by the favour of urban constituencies—that is, by adopting Free Trade principles.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
Three-fifths of its members are still returned by the urban constituencies of Great Britain.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
Thatcher has filled me amply with expensive urban food in this sylvan retreat—nectar and ambrosia.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
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WORDS RELATED TO URBAN SPRAWL

  • asphalt jungle
  • city
  • downtown
  • inner city
  • mean streets
  • metropolis
  • municipality
  • urban complex
  • urban sprawl
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