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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A locality, region, or other place just beyond or sometimes just within given bounds. (plural)

Usage examples (37)
  • They hang about the purlieus of the metropolis: Brook
  • Beside it even the purlieus of Rome sink into insignificance.
  • He passed the greater part of his life in the purlieus of Little
  • An Enjimmyun is not to be found in the purlieus of Chancery Lane. for more
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