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Definition relating to agriculture (farming)
  • China is transforming from an agrarian to an industrial economy.
  • Communism and agrarian law think that they solve the second problem.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Even my "nonpolitical" novel, Bless Me, Ultima, has moved people to explore the roots of their agrarian, Mexicano way of life.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Take the Tortillas out of Your Poetry
  • The old ones, they're agrarian types, you know.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • That is an agrarian reform which means something.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Agrarian and Religious Strife ....
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • Agrarian reform ruined things for everyone.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • "I saw they'd got to the agrarian laws of Caius Gracchus, and I wondered if they knew anything about the agrarian troubles in Ireland.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • He was a southern agrarian, rooted in the rich, black soil of the Carolina midlands.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • But evidently Pavel took an even gloomier view than the censor who urged Voskoboinikov to moderate his passionate views on the agrarian problem.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • In Poland they support the party that insists on an agrarian revolution as the prime condition for national emancipation, that party which fomented the insurrection of Cracow in 1846.
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • We were agrarian, unsophisticated, industrious people, Jews and Christians alike, whose lives revolved around family, our religious calendars, and the seasons of sowing and reaping.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Southern states are among the fastest-growing in the country, transforming the region from an agrarian backwater to America's dynamic hub of transportation, banking, and manufacturing.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • There in the Middle and Southwest had lived a simple agrarian folk who had not changed with industry, who had not farmed with machines or known the power and danger of machines in private hands.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • It's a landlocked and impoverished country with an agrarian economy that exports excellent coffee and tea and not much else — a land of dwindling forests that still has lovely rustic landscapes.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Despoiled and exploited like the South, and like it, a poverty-ridden, agrarian, feudal society, Poland has shared with the Old South one bulwark against its immemorial humiliation, and that is pride.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Those "most adjacent to the seat of legislation will always possess advantages over others," said Madison, who feared that the South and its agrarian way of life would suffer were the capital to remain in the North.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • I know enough about such things to know that the rights and duties needed for a co-operative colony like this can't be taken over word for word from an agrarian democracy, and they are still different from those necessary for an industrial republic.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • The Somali Bantu were sometimes referred to by Somalis as the "ooji"—from the Italian word oggi, meaning "today"—for their perceived inability to think beyond the moment, a misunderstanding rooted in the different way the agrarian Somali Bantu conceived of time.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Now, gentlemen, in square-sail brigs and three-masted ships, well-nigh as large and stout as any that ever sailed out of your old Callao to far Manilla; this Lakeman, in the land-locked heart of our America, had yet been nurtured by all those agrarian freebooting impressions popularly connected with the open ocean.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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