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in the metropolitan area
  relating to or characteristic of a large city
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  • in the metropolitan area
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Or even a painting by Ruth’s new friend Elaine, whose work now hangs in the world’s greatest museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • Colleen explained that before she’d been designated to Danbury, she had spent time with her two friends in the Brooklyn Metropolitan Correctional Center, aka a federal jail.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • I like more metropolitan places too.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • I found it just like Nero to go claiming major metropolitan areas that clearly belonged to me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • J. T. Goodrich, stopping at the Metropolitan Hotel at the time of the fire, is anxiously inquired after by his son, J.C. Goodrich, Tradesman’s National Bank, Philadelphia."
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • Sheriff Joe, as he’s known locally, has had jurisdiction over the city of Phoenix and the greater metropolitan area around it since he was first elected in 1992.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • —which was hardly exorbitant by metropolitan standards in that deflated time, and even for Schrafft’s profoundly ordinary fare.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • For that matter, take newspapers, which were popular in such metropolitan centers as Edinburgh or even Perth, but completely unknown in the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • Mutsuhiro’s photograph was distributed throughout police ranks in the Tokyo metropolitan area and four prefectures.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Would it not be better to wait until Mr. Fogg reached London again, and then impart to him that an agent of the metropolitan police had been following him round the world, and have a good laugh over it?
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • By contrast, there were only a few hundred Somali Bantu refugees—or Burundians, or Meskhetian Turks, or Burmese Karen—in the Atlanta metropolitan area, and most had arrived at around the same time and were learning the ropes together.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • At the enchanted metropolitan twilight I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in others — poor young clerks who loitered in front of windows waiting until it was time for a solitary restaurant dinner — young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • We have seen the magnificent grandeur and the magnificent achievements of one of the great metropolitan cities of the South.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • CHAPTER XI TREATS OF MR. FANG THE POLICE MAGISTRATE; AND FURNISHES A SLIGHT SPECIMEN OF HIS MODE OF ADMINISTERING JUSTICE The offence had been committed within the district, and indeed in the immediate neighborhood of, a very notorious metropolitan police office.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Indeed,strong disapproval of such behavior was expressed by all the major networks and large metropolitan dailies.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • If the march was exciting for the children, the metropolitan glories of Carlion were enough to take their breath away.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • I took what Joe gave me, and found it to be the crumpled play-bill of a small metropolitan theatre, announcing the first appearance, in that very week, of "the celebrated Provincial Amateur of Roscian renown, whose unique performance in the highest tragic walk of our National Bard has lately occasioned so great a sensation in local dramatic circles."
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Busy though she was with her teaching, Olive longed for the metropolitan life, and when the young man who had built the flour mill in King City sued properly for her hand, she accepted him subject to a long and secret engagement.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • In the first half of the last century there was, in fact, a flourishing metropolitan culture in many parts of Eurpe, not least in Germany.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Not to hear the words of your interlocutor in metropolitan centres is to know nothing of his meaning.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • For by some curious fatality, as it is often noted of your metropolitan freebooters that they ever encamp around the halls of justice, so sinners, gentlemen, most abound in holiest vicinities.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Conned, perhaps, into thinking that the real action was metropolitan and all this was just boring hinterland.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The entire metropolitan center possessed a high and mighty air calculated to overawe and abash the common applicant, and to make the gulf between poverty and success seem both wide and deep.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • A boy growing up there could bask in the glitter of company-town commerce, the long shopping streets with their glowing lights and snazzy entertainments, their metropolitan bustle and flair.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • In the South, where most newspapers, even the great metropolitan dailies, have shown themselves shortsighted and uncourageous or—worse—have propagandized as though they were organs of the Councils and Klans, the importance of those newspapers that live up to their journalistic responsibilities cannot be sufficiently emphasized.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • ’Placed in a mental position of peculiar painfulness, beyond the assuaging reach even of Mrs. Micawber’s influence, though exercised in the tripartite character of woman, wife, and mother, it is my intention to fly from myself for a short period, and devote a respite of eight-and-forty hours to revisiting some metropolitan scenes of past enjoyment.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Certainly it ought to have a clear window, so that they can see the metropolitan life go by.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • As watching is best done invisibly, she usually carried a dark lantern in her hand, and every now and then turned on the light to examine nooks and corners with the coolness of a metropolitan policeman.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • She threw changing glances at men who passed her, giving smiling invitations to men of rural or untaught pattern and usually seeming sedately unconscious of the men with a metropolitan seal upon their faces.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • From the rear—particularly where his vertebrae were visible—he might almost have passed for one of those needy metropolitan children who are sent out every summer to endowed camps to be fattened and sunned.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • High-stepping horses or elaborately equipped motors waited to carry these ladies into vague metropolitan distances, whence they returned, still more wan from the weight of their sables, to be sucked back into the stifling inertia of the hotel routine.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Although Moody detested Detroit, he found much less bigotry in the metropolitan environment, and he determined that his professional future lay there, in one capacity or another.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • His cousin had not yet seemed to him so charming as during these days spent in sounding, tourist-fashion, the deeps and shallows of the metropolitan element.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Though there was already talk of the erection, in remote metropolitan distances "above the Forties," of a new Opera House which should compete in costliness and splendour with those of the great European capitals, the world of fashion was still content to reassemble every winter in the shabby red and gold boxes of the sociable old Academy.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Though he had been born in the village of Catawba, Babbitt had risen to that metropolitan social plane on which hosts have as many as four people at dinner without planning it for more than an evening or two.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Because there were other letters, many of them, gallant flowery indolent frequent and insincere, sent by hand over that forty miles between Oxford and Jefferson after that first Christmas—the metropolitan gallant’s idle and delicately flattering (and doubtless to him, meaningless) gesture to the bucolic maiden—and that bucolic maiden, with that profound and absolutely inexplicable tranquil patient clairvoyance of women against which that metropolitan gallant’s foppish posturing was…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • In the Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan area, there are rapid changes.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • The Korean money funnels in mostly through the dozens of churches across the metropolitan area.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • But look at this! I suddenly feel very grown-up and metropolitan, like someone in a Woody Allen film.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • He knew she found it frustrating trying to run a chic metropolitan magazine from an upstate farmhouse.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • It certainly didn’t qualify me to work on Baltimore’s great metropolitan daily, the Sun.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Since 1970 the population of the Colorado Springs metropolitan area has more than doubled, reaching about half a million.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The plane entered a turn and Kara looked across Tom at Bangkok’s metropolitan skyline, not so different from New York’s.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • His cousin had not yet seemed to him so charming as during these days spent in sounding, tourist-fashion, the deeps and shallows of the metropolitan element.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • The public schools were about as good as public schools got in South Florida, and for all its superficialities, Boca Raton had an excellent park system, including some of the most pristine ocean beaches in the Miami-Palm Beach metropolitan area.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The atmosphere of the metropolitan seaport, the damp atmosphere of global shopkeeping and prosperity, had been the air of life itself for his forefathers, and with great gusto he breathed it now as a matter of course and found it profoundly satisfying.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • During the great battle in France, we gave very powerful and continuous aid to the French Army, both by fighters and bombers; but in spite of every kind of pressure we never would allow the entire metropolitan fighter strength of the Air Force to be consumed.
    Winston Churchill  --  Their Finest Hour
  • At home he devoured Luke’s piled shelves of five-cent novels: he was deep in the weekly adventures of Young Wild West, fantasied in bed at night of virtuous and heroic relations with the beautiful Arietta, followed Nick Carter, through all the mazes of metropolitan crime, Frank Merriwell’s athletic triumphs, Fred Fearnot, and the interminable victories of The Liberty Boys of ’76 over the hated Redcoats.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
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