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suburban
used in Arrowsmith

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relating to a residential district located on the outskirts of a city (near the city, but far from the center of it)
  • He resembled an earnest traveling-man who liked to get back to his suburban bungalow every Saturday evening.
    Chapter 9 (8% in)
  • He applied to a Chicago teachers' agency, and received a stilted answer promising to look about and inquiring whether he would care to take the position of teacher of physics and chemistry in a suburban high school.
    Chapter 12 (77% in)
  • To McGurk, as to every scientific institution, came hundreds of farmers and practical nurses and suburban butchers who had paid large fares from Oklahoma or Oregon to get recognition for the unquestionable cures which they had discovered: oil of Mississippi catfish which saved every case of tuberculosis, arsenic pastes guaranteed to cure all cancers.
    Chapter 30 (54% in)
  • They sped out of the capital by white shell roads agonizing to the sun-poisoned eyes; they left the dusty shanties of suburban Yamtown for a land cool with bamboo groves and palmettoes, thick with sugar-cane.
    Chapter 34 (3% in)

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