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The town is on it’s way to becoming a 21st century metropolis.
  a large city — especially one that is considered important
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  • The town is on it’s way to becoming a 21st century metropolis.
  • The first request I made, after I had obtained my liberty, was, that I might have license to see Mildendo, the metropolis;
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Looking at the pitiful network of tree houses and huts and underground burrows that made up the thriving metropolis in which they lived—all logs and twine and dried mud, everything leaning to the left or the right—did the trick.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • During the long, hot ride across the sprawling city, we were transfixed by the gridlock, the cages of barking puppies for sale at roadside, and the human strata that the Southeast Asian metropolis offers.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • Thriving metropolis.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • In a kw more steps the forest opened before them, and off to the left a magnificent metropolis appeared.
    Norton Juster  --  The Phantom Tollbooth
  • And after that, I went out to explore the great metropolis of Marysville, New York.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • Necessity had forced me to this, not only because I had no extra money for entertainment but because, as a newcomer to the metropolis, less shy than simply proudly withdrawn, I lacked both the opportunity and the initiative to make friends.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Directly in front rise two huge pyramids — the pre-Aztec metropolis of Teotihuacan.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • One funeral is generally very much like another in this magnificent metropolis.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • He hoped it would take him to someplace distant and obscure, but the train reached its terminus only two towns down the line, at the metropolis of Kofu.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • You grant your metropolises all the animals of Eden, but you deny my hamlet the merest Bengal tiger!
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Beaufort’s come a long way since the 1950s, but it’s still not exactly a major metropolis or anything.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • Chapter XX The journey from our town to the metropolis was a journey of about five hours.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Before the bus had run another fifty yards on the highway, its destination would be meaningless, and its point of departure changed from metropolis to junkyard.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Its residence halls, teaching centers, and even universities could be found in almost every major metropolis on earth.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Ah means tuh put mah hands tuh de plow heah, and strain every nerve tuh make dis our town de metropolis uh de state.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • One day my editor wished to have a series of articles upon begging in the metropolis, and I volunteered to supply them.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Every metropolis has its staff of officials.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • No other metropolis existed.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • The metropolis was overcrowded and under-serviced.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • ’In case you haven’t noticed, Sterling’s not exactly a metropolis.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • If it all seems a bit theoretical, Vertovec and other social anthropologists point out that there are already many well-functioning examples of large communities that have successfully gone through this process: practically every cosmopolitan metropolis in the world.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The decaying columns looked like toppled gravestones in a cemetery that had somehow avoided being swallowed by the metropolis surrounding it.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • We walked the streets of Indianapolis, which seemed to me a huge metropolis with cars whizzing past and crowds on the street—friendly, but too many of them for me to feel comfortable.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Even from this height, I should’ve heard the noise of the city—millions of people bustling around, thousands of cars and machines—the hum of a huge metropolis.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Danville, with its diner/bus station and its post office on the main street was a thriving metropolis compared to this no-name hamlet, a place so small nothing financed by state funds or private enterprise reared a brick there.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • At any time the destruction that had already singed the northwestern borders of the metropolis, and had annihilated Ealing and Kilburn, might strike among these houses and leave them smoking ruins.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • When he had exhausted all possibilities in the letters, he began attacking the names and addresses on the envelopes, obliterating whole homes and streets, annihilating entire metropolises with careless flicks of his wrist as though he were God.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • It was already thronged with the craftsmen and other plebeian inhabitants of the town, in considerable numbers, among whom, likewise, were many rough figures, whose attire of deer-skins marked them as belonging to some of the forest settlements, which surrounded the little metropolis of the colony.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Every two and a half minutes a bell and the screech of whistles announced the departure of one of the light monorail trains which carried the lower caste golfers back from their separate course to the metropolis.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • "I, myself, sincerely feel," he says, "that whatever offer we make on this metropolis will be quite sufficient."
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • I never tired of this, or became disappointed or disenchanted with him, although from the perch of age, I see him now as a very simple and uninteresting man who sold patent medicine and tonics to the less sophisticated people in towns (villages) surrounding the metropolis of Stamps.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • From the cathedral of Shakespeare to the mosque of Byron, a thousand tiny bell towers are piled pell-mell above this metropolis of universal thought.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • During the Middle Ages the city declined, and by 1417 the old metropolis had only 17,000 inhabitants.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Seen from the Pequod’s deck, then, as she would rise on a high hill of the sea, this host of vapoury spouts, individually curling up into the air, and beheld through a blending atmosphere of bluish haze, showed like the thousand cheerful chimneys of some dense metropolis, descried of a balmy autumnal morning, by some horseman on a height.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • It was a city of over 500,000, with the ambition, the daring, the activity of a metropolis of a million.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Thirdly, my chief colony, which consisted of the Spaniards, with Old Friday, who still remained at my old habitation, which was my capital city, and surely never was there such a metropolis, it now being hid in so obscure a grove, that a thousand men might have ranged the island a month, and looked purposely for it, without being able to find it, though the Spaniards had enlarged its boundaries, both without and within, in a most surprising manner.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • The metropolis, I imagine, is a pretty fair sample of the rest.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • He exhausted in the days following the roster of surgeons in that small upland desert metropolis without finding one to do what he asked.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • What we see now is a gigantic metropolis waking up.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • Demand for paper from its mills increased dramatically when an inventor in the metropolis to the south, Milwaukee, began to manufacture the typewriter in 1873.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • She would have liked, instead of this dreary expanse of snow, to be looking out from the Tower windows at the fun and bustle of the metropolis: at London Bridge, with the staggering houses all over it, which were constantly tumbling off into the river.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • He scarcely knew a single soul in the metropolis: and were it not for his doctor, and the society of his blue-pill, and his liver complaint, he must have died of loneliness.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The Dining Hall, with its lobby and organ-gallery, occupies the entire storey, which is 187 feet long, 51 feet wide, and 47 feet high; it is lit by nine large windows, filled with stained glass on the south side; and is, next to Westminster Hall, the noblest room in the metropolis.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Although we are for a small town remarkably free of resentment, the absence of a polestar metropolis leaves us feeling in our private moments a little lonely.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • Why that place, I’m not certain, except that it wasn’t far from the Boulevard des Capucines, and Montmartre was countryfied then, and dark and peaceful compared to the metropolis.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Dickens wasn’t even a bump in the road compared to what she was used to, but after their time on the mountain it seemed like the most sophisticated metropolis she had ever seen.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Shale City was really becoming a metropolis.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • She was delighted by the simplicity of voting one’s self a metropolis.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
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