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She drives from her home in the suburbs to her office downtown.
  relating to a residential district located on the outskirts of a city (near the city, but far from the center of it)
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  • She drives from her home in the suburbs to her office downtown.
  • I want a suburban home with a white picket fence and a big yard.
  • a successful suburban shopping center
  • You suburban gangstas are too soft.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry

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  • In those days there was no security in the suburbs.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Billy’s story ended very curiously in a suburb untouched by fire and explosions.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Late in the afternoon, when the fire began to subside, he decided to go to his parental house, in the suburb of Nagatsuka.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • It was very quiet out in the suburbs before eight in the morning.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Suburban Ohio neighborhoods never have streets that go in straight lines, so instead he takes the more direct route, through the woods, and makes it there in ten.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • It’s a rented house right along the Mississippi River, a house that screams Suburban Nouveau Riche, the kind of place I aspired to as a kid from my split-level, shag-carpet side of town.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • There were larger stores, with more selection, opening in other areas of Greensboro, while people began to flee the city for the suburbs and businesses downtown began to struggle.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The interior looked more like a back alley from one of the worst parts of New York City than a suburban home.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • Mae thought of the petition she’d signed that day, to demand more job opportunities for immigrants living in the suburbs of Paris.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I wanted, in that moment, for everything to go back to the way it had been before we came here; before I ever found that letter from Miss Peregrine, back when I was just a sort-of-normal messed-up rich kid in the suburbs.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • The suburban neighborhood was quiet.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I had already driven through the more established suburbs nearer to the city and found them distinctly cold, as well as too expensive.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Silicon Valley is just a plain strip of low-storied offices and suburbs between San Francisco and San Jose.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • And it seemed that lately a disproportionate number of those chosen were from New Beijing and the surrounding suburbs.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • D’you think Hollywood is a suburb of Birmingham?"
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • For a minute she thought she could learn to love him, could be happy with his promise of a big house in the suburbs, a maid to clean and cook, summer camp for Miri.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • In Washington and its fancy suburbs, even in Millsburg, that was OK, but Lark Creek was the backwash of fashion.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • She began to notice how stodgy their friends were, and although she had assumed, till now, that her ultimate goal in life was a husband and four children and a comfortable house with a yard, all at once she began biting off the words "domestic" and "suburban" with her eyebrows raised and the corners of her mouth turned down.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • All this as they dodged and wove their way through suburban gardens.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • A small cluster of older ladies clutching pocketbooks, their hair carefully coiffed, probably on a shopping expedition from some province or suburb, smile and coo when he tinkles the opening of "Moonlight Serenade."
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Thirty miles out of town is the suburb of Eagle River where the dogs are put in trucks and taken eleven miles to Settler’s Ray where the true race starts.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • ON JULY 27, 1997, police in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler fanned out on foot and bicycles, in patrol cars and paddy wagons.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The ogres are in the suburbs.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • As I get off-peninsula—moving away from the buildings and businesses of downtown Portland and onto the more suburban mainland—the houses get smaller and farther apart, set back on weedy, patchy yards.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • It was a suburban neighborhood with manicured lawns and sloping hills, a neighborhood where ladies played bridge, frequented shopping centers, and had their hair done once a week.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • At last we crossed a broad canal and I knew we had reached the fashionable suburb of Aerdenhout.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • But more unnerving than anything else was the ruined suburb near the rapids.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • The author is an actual woman, married—as the title coyly indicates—to a plumber living in a suburb of Worcester, Mass.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The Dorothy Lyndwick Rest Home is in High Park, a suburb where I’ve never been before and don’t know my way around, but there’s a corner cafe a few blocks along.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • I could see for miles, noting where the dark countryside blended with the sparkle of the suburbs and gradually became the grid of Portland’s lights.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Not that far away from his home in suburban Boston.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Except for her mother, my beautiful Grans, and her dad, Agosto, who died before I was born, the rest of Mom’s family—all her glamorous aunts, uncles, and cousins—still live in Alto Leblon, a ritzy suburb south of Rio.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Maybe not, I thought, circling behind her as I followed my mother into the next gallery; her clothes were a little too bland and suburban; she was probably a tourist.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Shaker Heights was a posh, upper-end suburb in the height of midsummer bloom.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • They were just ordinary suburban children, and they lived with their Father and Mother in an ordinary red-brick-fronted villa, with coloured glass in the front door, a tiled passage that was called a hall, a bathroom with hot and cold water, electric bells, french windows, and a good deal of white paint, and ’every modern convenience, as the house-agents say.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • The three stared at the girls from the middle of the quiet, suburban road.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • We worked for almost three months with SEAL Team 5 out in the Baghdad suburbs.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • She died in a suburb of Sydney.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Louise called Sylvia, who had recently married a firefighter, Harvey Flammer, and now lived in a nearby suburb with her husband.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • They were coming from the stadium in our suburb where there had been a football match.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • He earned a modest, comfortable salary and owned a modest, comfortable home in an undistinguished suburb of Boston.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • My eyes jumped from the digital clock—my return flight was in a few hours—to the mailbox numbers on the tree-lined suburban street.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Older generations of pretties lived out in the suburbs, hidden by the hills, in rows of big houses separated by strips of private garden for their littlies to play in.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • He’d grown up, I learned, in an affluent suburb of Washington, D.C., where he’d excelled academically and had been an elite athlete.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • We came to the suburbs of London about three o’clock.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Later, Central American women flocked to places with the greatest demand: the suburbs of Washington, D.C., Houston, and Los Angeles, where the number of private domestic workers doubled in the 1980s.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
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