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latitude -- as in: latitude and longitude
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as in: latitude and longitude Define
a measure of north/south (relative to the equator) on the earth -- calculated by using imaginary horizontal circles on the surface of the earth that are parallel to the equator
  • They estimate the satellite will fall at about 50° north latitude.
  • Just put the latitude and longitude into the navigation system and it will tell us how to get there.
  • This solar power solution will work in temperate latitudes.
  • —yes, that’s about the right distance—but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I’ve got to?
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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  • As he drifted—cruelly, by degrees and latitudes—into stillness, I rocked back on my heels and looked hard into his wrecked face.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It is a climbing ornamental vine found in temperate latitudes, and came originally from the Orient.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Not exactly a rare fruit in these latitudes.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • He was a long, earnest man, and though born on an icy coast, seemed well adapted to endure hot latitudes, his flesh being hard as twice-baked biscuit.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I became fascinated with 503, trying everything to find meaning in the number-numerology, map references, latitudes.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • (Stefansson conveniently neglected to mention that many, many Indians and Eskimos have starved in the northern latitudes, as well.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • Now, from the days when it was always summer in Eden, to these days when it is mostly winter in fallen latitudes, the world of a man has invariably gone one way—Charles Darnay’s way—the way of the love of a woman.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • But I’m tempted to think that the commander and his chief officer were born in the low latitudes.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It was taken in the northern latitudes.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • I took particular pleasure in this breaking of ground, for in almost all latitudes men dig into the earth for an equable temperature.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • The winters there are not so long, or so severe, as in northern latitudes; but the houses are not built to shelter from cold, and my little den was peculiarly comfortless.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • But do they fall under the influence of warmer climes, or do those welcoming latitudes express something that’s already been trying to make its way out?
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Fortunately, the mariners were used to these latitudes, and knew every rock in the Tuscan Archipelago; for in the midst of this obscurity Franz was not without uneasiness—Corsica had long since disappeared, and Monte Cristo itself was invisible; but the sailors seemed, like the lynx, to see in the dark, and the pilot who steered did not evince the slightest hesitation.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • (Pause.) In these latitudes.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • Perhaps they simply move from hemisphere to hemisphere looking for the warmest skies, and the birthing season coincides with their arrival in southern latitudes.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • When you first took it you figured it was on the soft side, and the palm a little too moist—which is something, however, you don’t hold against a man in certain latitudes—then you discovered it had a solid substructure.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • This volume would have been at least twice as large, if I had not made bold to strike out innumerable passages relating to the winds and tides, as well as to the variations and bearings in the several voyages, together with the minute descriptions of the management of the ship in storms, in the style of sailors; likewise the account of longitudes and latitudes; wherein I have reason to apprehend, that Mr. Gulliver may be a little dissatisfied.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Bees and butterflies in the cornfields at the top of the town, who desired to get to the meads at the bottom, took no circuitous course, but flew straight down High Street without any apparent consciousness that they were traversing strange latitudes.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • …with timber, with a heap of stumps, sawdust, and shavings, on which stood a large dog, barking; then a long, low, utterly dilapidated wall, with a little black door in mourning, laden with mosses, which were covered with flowers in the spring; then, in the most deserted spot, a frightful and decrepit building, on which ran the inscription in large letters: POST NO BILLS,—this daring rambler would have reached little known latitudes at the corner of the Rue des Vignes-Saint-Marcel.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • ’From them I learned all particulars, and applying for permission to cruise in these latitudes, I sailed in the hopes of finding further traces of the unfortunate crew.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • It’s coming very evenly along the latitudes.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • Advancing womanhood had tempered her plainness, which was of a good human sort, such as the mothers of our race have very commonly worn in all latitudes under a more or less becoming headgear.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • It referenced secret underground locations, portals that led into ancient tombs, longitudes and latitudes …. Nola could still recall bits and pieces of the deciphered sections: The information was gathered and transmitted underground to an unknown location …. It was totally invisible …. hows that possible …. they used the earths magnetic field …. Nola had never paid much attention to the sculpture or cared if it was ever fully deciphered.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • …swaddles as though forthbringing were now done and by wise foresight set: but to this no less of what drugs there is need and surgical implements which are pertaining to her case not omitting aspect of all very distracting spectacles in various latitudes by our terrestrial orb offered together with images, divine and human, the cogitation of which by sejunct females is to tumescence conducive or eases issue in the high sunbright wellbuilt fair home of mothers when, ostensibly far gone…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • If I were to attempt to sum up the thousands of letters, from all sorts of people in all sorts of latitudes and climates, which this unlucky paragraph brought down upon me, I should get into an arithmetical difficulty from which I could not easily extricate myself.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • By midday, though we were well up in the northerly latitudes, the heat was sickening.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • She ponders the transmigrations from the southern latitudes, the millions moving north.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • It was dark and clear, and all the stars were out as plain as on a frosty night in high latitudes.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • The bleak weather that prevails in these latitudes at this time of year did little to improve my mood.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • I have known seamen in the low latitudes swim for hours at a time among sharks fifteen or twenty feet long.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • Later he learned that the post office in these latitudes was not as reliable as that of far-off England, and that all his telegrams had vaporized en route.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • From the warm breeze, he figured he must have been adrift for hundreds of miles along a swift current that had brought him south and into warmer latitudes.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • I expected to see a cone covered by snow, by extensive and widespread glaciers, in the midst of the arid deserts of the extreme northern regions, beneath the full rays of a polar sky, beyond the highest latitudes.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Benjamin, I thought, bore it with a worse grace than any of the family; for he swore it was harder to endure than a short allowance in the calm latitudes.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • On the one hand, he argued that the Americans of his day read a great deal more than the English, and were thus much more influenced by the spelling of words, and on the other hand he pointed out that "our flora shows that the climate of even our Northern States belongs …. to a more Southern type than that of England," and that "in Southern latitudes …. articulation is generally much more distinct than in Northern regions."
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • …at almost any season of the year, wherein the world reaches its perfection, when the air, the heavenly bodies, and the earth, make a harmony, as if nature would indulge her offspring; when, in these bleak upper sides of the planet, nothing is to desire that we have heard of the happiest latitudes, and we bask in the shining hours of Florida and Cuba; when everything that has life gives sign of satisfaction, and the cattle that lie on the ground seem to have great and tranquil thoughts.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • That is to say, Strabo and Lord Rennell pass lightly over the antithesis between £6<}>o<; and Dawn in that line of Homer in order to embrace the antithesis between £6<}>o<; and the Sun, whose usual path in north latitudes passes south of the zenith.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • "If we were in higher latitudes, your Majesty," said Drinian, "I would say it was ice.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • …there also sounding, the howl of the wolf, the scream of the panther, and the hoarse bellow of the elk, In winter beneath the hard blue ice of Moosehead lake, in summer visible through the clear waters, the great trout swimming, In lower latitudes in warmer air in the Carolinas the large black buzzard floating slowly high beyond the tree tops, Below, the red cedar festoon’d with tylandria, the pines and cypresses growing out of the white sand that spreads far and flat, Rude boats…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • 25° centigrade, which at this depth seemed to be a temperature common to all latitudes.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • He is found in almost all latitudes.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Paul glanced down at a conical projection chart of the northern Arrakeen latitudes spread on the table.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Under what latitudes reside the heathen to whom we would send light?
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • It was still early afternoon here, and in these latitudes the sky looked black and cold — so much darker than the warm blue of Caladan.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • A growing chill and some nasty winds told me I had tarried overlong in these latitudes.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • People are often on a short allowance of air in the calm latitudes.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
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as in: latitude and longitude Define
a measure of north/south (relative to the equator) on the earth -- calculated by using imaginary horizontal circles on the surface of the earth that are parallel to the equator
as in: given the latitude to Define
amount of freedom from restriction
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