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Definition city — especially a large city that is considered important
  • I want to live and work in the middle of a vibrant metropolis.
metropolis = large, important city
  • The town has become a 21st century metropolis.
  • metropolis = large city
  • 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
  • metropolis = a large city
  • One funeral is generally very much like another in this magnificent metropolis.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • metropolis = city
  • The viceroy was most cordially greeted on his way through the metropolis.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • metropolis = city
  • She was delighted by the simplicity of voting one's self a metropolis.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • metropolis = important city
  • The metropolis, I imagine, is a pretty fair sample of the rest.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • metropolis = city
  • 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
  • metropolis = large city
  • It was delightful to see the green landscape before us and the immense metropolis behind;
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • metropolis = city
  • Its residence halls, teaching centers, and even universities could be found in almost every major metropolis on earth.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • metropolis = city
  • Do you think you're going to make strangers believe Wheatsylvania is a metropolis like New York or Jimtown by hanging a dusty rag behind a secondhand tin Lizzie?
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • metropolis = large city
  • ...gave chase to her patron until she found him in the metropolis; and there, majestically sweeping in upon him at his hotel in St. James's Street, exploded the combustibles with which she was charged, and blew up.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • metropolis = city
  • They had all the experiences of provincials in a metropolis.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • metropolis = large city
  • A large and appreciative gathering of friends and acquaintances from the metropolis and greater Dublin assembled in their thousands to bid farewell to...
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • metropolis = city
  • ...situate at a given point not less than 1 statute mile from the periphery of the metropolis, within a time limit of not more than 15 minutes from tram or train line...
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • metropolis = city
  • To Crynssen County, Leopolis with its four thousand people was a metropolis, but in the pinched stillness of the dawn it was a tiny graveyard: Main Street a sandy expanse, the low shops desolate as huts.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • metropolis = large city
  • That this meeting views with alarm and apprehension, the existing state of the Muffin Trade in this Metropolis and its neighbourhood; that it considers the Muffin Boys, as at present constituted, wholly underserving the confidence of the public;
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • metropolis = city
  • The trip would benefit health on account of the bracing ozone and be in every way thoroughly pleasurable, especially for a chap whose liver was out of order, seeing the different places along the route, Plymouth, Falmouth, Southampton and so on culminating in an instructive tour of the sights of the great metropolis, the spectacle of our modern Babylon where doubtless he would see the greatest improvement, tower, abbey, wealth of Park lane to renew acquaintance with.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • metropolis = city
  • 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
  • metropolis = city
  • The epicentre appears to have been that part of the metropolis which constitutes the Inn's Quay ward and parish of Saint Michan covering a surface of forty-one acres, two roods and one square pole or perch.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
metropolis = city

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