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Definition relating to or characteristic of a large city
  • in the metropolitan area
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Metropolitan Opera
  • The Metropolitan Water District
  • ...their conversation is exciting and strange; the absence of all local narrowness both in the host and his chosen society gives a metropolitan, almost a cosmopolitan freedom and largeness to the talk.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  The Professor
  • The exchange into the metropolitan monastery was an important event in Sergius's life.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Father Sergius
  • 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
  • Cars trying to enter the city have already started lining up at the tollbooths of the Metropolitan Expressway.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • 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
  • Not that I have anything personal against death from our vantage point high atop Metropolitan County Stadium.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • It certainly didn't qualify me to work on Baltimore's great metropolitan daily, the Sun.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • At first the room reminded her of one of the period reconstruction displays in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Mutsuhiro's photograph was distributed throughout police ranks in the Tokyo metropolitan area and four prefectures.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Indeed, from the direction of the Metropolitan Station no one was coming save the single gentleman whose eccentric conduct had drawn my attention.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The Korean money funnels in mostly through the dozens of churches across the metropolitan area.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Nor was he lonely later in the evening, in his lodge at the Metropolitan.
    Willa Cather  --  Paul's Case
  • I found it just like Nero to go claiming major metropolitan areas that clearly belonged to me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • I mean. we lost the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian, the British Museum, the Forbidden Palace and the Louvre in one day.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • 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
  • The Reco-Metropolitan Company, Sheridan Square, New York.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum

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