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Definition relating to a city
  • want to revitalize the downtown and limit urban sprawl
  • He is interested in controlling urban development to reduce projected traffic congestion.
  • She studied urban planning.
  • He's a trailblazing professor of education at the University of Illinois who often works at solving the dilemmas of educating the urban poor.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • urban = relating to a city
  • urban sociology
  • Knox was talking specifically about New York City, but his concluding thoughts on this process could be applied to all large urban centers.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • In the weeks before the dinner I went on several urban scouting expeditions.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • The living language of our time, born spontaneously and naturally in accord with its spirit, is the language of urban-ism.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The owner of the urban bus company had offered his whole fleet to bring thousands of people to the airport for free.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Yet this tension exists within the limits of urban life, undermining it and supporting it in the same gesture of being.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • Walls had been constructed out of wood, scrap metal, cars, anything big and strong enough to protect what was inside: a mostly burned-out urban center.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • He arrived home almost cheerful without being aware either that he had been frightened by crowds or soothed by non-existent dangers of an urban forest.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • Millions of people in America's urban centers helplessly watched the red spots spread over their bodies.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • The area was in the process of renovation; however, like similar projects in urban blights the world over, the progress had two speeds: slow and stop.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Urban Chinese men typically involve themselves more in household tasks like cooking and child care than most American men do.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Police snipers in urban settings typically shot at ranges under a hundred feet.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The sign at Rachel's feet said, URBAN ART FOR KIDS, DONATIONS APPRECIATED.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Romanticism was in the main an urban phenomenon.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • I reinterpreted Don Quixote as a modern urban parable and made Sancho the hero.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Almost a thousand state police officers, many of them there with SWAT teams, armed for urban combat.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun

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