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as in: found on the plateau Define
high land that is reasonably flat
  • I had expected it to be flatter, more like a plateau.

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  • The plateau is about half a mile above sea level.
  • She is studying the impact of climate change on the Tibetan plateau.

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  • At the front they were advancing on the Carso, they had taken Kuk across from Plava and were taking the Bainsizza plateau.
  • The fighting on the Bainsizza plateau was over and by the middle of the month the fighting for San Gabriele was about over too.

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  • A British major at the club told me the Italians had lost one hundred and fifty thousand men on the Bainsizza plateau and on San Gabriele.
  • There were fine positions for defense along the low mountains that came up out of the plateau but nothing had been done about organizing them for defense.
  • It rained steadily and the army of the Bainsizza moved down off the plateau in the October rain and across the river where the great victories had commenced in the spring of that year.
  • The mountain that was beyond the valley and the hillside where the chestnut forest grew was captured and there were victories beyond the plain on the plateau to the south and we crossed the river in August and lived in a house in Gorizia that had a fountain and many thick shady trees in a walled garden and a wistaria vine purple on the side of the house.
  • That night we helped empty the field hospitals that had been set up in the least ruined villages of the plateau, taking the wounded down to Plava on the riverbed: and the next day hauled all day in the rain to evacuate the hospitals and clearing station at Plava.

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as in: found on the plateau Define
high land that is reasonably flat
as in: reached a plateau in our growth Define
a time of little change after more rapid change
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