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The birds migrate in the Winter.
  move from one place to another — sometimes seasonally
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migrate migrating migrated migrates migrator
Strongly Associated with:   migrant, immigrate, emigrate
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  • The birds migrate in the Winter.
  • Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century
  • The workers migrate to where the crops need harvesting
  • The population of Ireland dropped 20 to 25 percent during The Irish Potato  famine in the mid-19th century. Population dropped due to disease, starvation, and migration.

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  • The newspaper guy had migrated back to his spot in front of the drugstore, although he was packing his things.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • A whale migrates but it doesn’t have a home.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Perhaps it was only migrating, or had been chased out of its own region by some bird of prey.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • A Harvard University study showed that 85 percent of all immigrant children who eventually end up in the United States spent at least some time separated from a parent in the course of migrating to the United States.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • They want to migrate.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • In shifts, lots, batches, mixed in with other families, they migrated, in six months and four journeys, to Kentucky, where there were mines and millwork.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye

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  • By this time the kisses had migrated from behind my ear to my neck.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • People he talked to told a familiar story, like stories he’d heard from peasants who had migrated to the slums of Port-au-Prince.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The migration paralleled the white flight from other old residential neighborhoods close to downtown Atlanta.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I graduated from New Haven in 1915, just a quarter of a century after my father, and a little later I participated in that delayed Teutonic migration known as the Great War.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Word spread from Maryland to the farms of Virginia and the Carolinas, and as part of what would become known as the Great Migration, black families flocked from the South to Turner Station—the Promised Land.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The single Latin American mothers began migrating in large numbers, leaving their children with grandparents, other relatives, or neighbors.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • [the resettlement process] had the effect of cramming perhaps a century’s worth of normal migration patterns into roughly a decade,
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Chiapas is fed up with Central American migrants, says Hugo Ageles Cruz, a professor and migration expert at El Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Tapachula.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Mostly guys migrated from one room to another, smoking a little dope, drinking a lot.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • After some time in his buddies’ rooms sitting in clusters, guys and their dates, Rudy and I migrated to his room.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • One time I was lying stretched out on top of the rock, staring at the sky all pink and purple like the stretch taffy at carnivals, and I saw hundreds of geese migrating, a perfect V. A single feather floated down through the air and landed directly next to my hand.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • I roll in on fumes—a cliche I’ve never put to practice—park the car, and take in the view: a migration of the elderly, scuttling like broken insects on walkers and canes, jerking oxygen tanks toward the bright lights.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • What is their sin, what have they done that they’ve had to migrate?
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • In the 1940s, thousands of African Americans left the region as part of the Great Migration and headed mostly to the Midwest and West Coast for jobs.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The annual spring caribou migration north from the forested areas of Manitoba toward the distant tundra plains near Dubawnt Lake was under way, and from my canoe I could see countless skeins of caribou crisscrossing the muskegs and the rolling hills in all directions.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Don’t they always know which way to migrate and how to get back to their nest, even if they can’t see it?
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • The crowd begins migrating up Main Street, away from the circle.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Their migration to the rural areas of Earth, mostly to escape Levana’s dictatorship, brought the disease into contact with humans for the first time.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • There are places where the changing seasons are marked by migrating birds, or the ebb and flow of tides.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Athena had been lecturing us for years about how Mount Olympus might migrate to Brazil someday, and we should all be prepared for the possibility.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • It was the largest involuntary migration in the United States up to that time.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Back home, when I used to sit in my garden, I liked to observe birds, and not just the green-rumped parrots but also the migrating species.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • The grandchildren were migrating now from the backyard to the front, and Sammy even invaded the porch, climbing the steps to throw himself in his mother’s lap and complain about his brothers.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • 12 Our circus doesn’t migrate.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • She spent her days developing her skill in the large waves and her nights around a campfire with many other surfing expatriates and hippie characters who had migrated to the shores of Kauai. ladybug and tunas get acquainted
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • You’d think that over the thousands, perhaps millions, of years they have been migrating they would have worked it out to arrive in the north country at the right time, but they always come early, while there is still snow and no real food for them.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • But in the sixties and seventies, as the factories expanded and pollution increased, the working-class whites in West Phoenix migrated out of the area.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The great migration began.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In any case, sitting there that lunchtime at Sammy’s I positively glowed in my new environment, as it dawned on me with no surprise at all that an unconscious urge to be among Jews was at least part of the reason for my migration to Brooklyn.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • If I didn’t feel like my heart had migrated to my throat, I would ask her what it signifies.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • We’ll take it away in some random direction and stick it on a migrating bird.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • The only sign of war was a cloud of dust migrating from east to west.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • He said the Cunninghams hadn’t taken anything from or off of anybody since they migrated to the New World.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • I feel my heartbeat in my face, like my heart has detached from its moorings in my chest and begun to migrate to my brain.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • I know the swans from up north migrate to Lake Matamuskeet every winter, but I guess they came here this time.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • The brutes have been migrating southeast, toward the Hadarac Desert.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Curtis and Minnie housed and fed whole families that had migrated north from High Point, but Dennis was too proud to look them up.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • As birds migrate to somewhere beyond the sea, so these men with their wives and children streamed to the southeast, to parts where none of them had ever been.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It was quiet for a moment, and I wondered what I was supposed to say, but then one of them kicked another and they were off to the races again, falling all over each other in a scrum that migrated toward the kitchen.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Anything living that could abandon its home, some of our neighbors included, had migrated westward, in the direction from which we heard drums every night.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
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Associated words [difficulty]:   migrate [1] , migrant [2] , immigrate [1] , emigrate [2]
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