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suburban
used in A Thousand Acres

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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)
  • Mrs. Ericson, whose name was Elizabeth, was from a suburb of Chicago.
    p. 43.4
  • He told us how he got to us, a fifty-year-old man rotated out of a big suburban church to our little town, and when he told us (didn't get along with the pastor, became impatient with some of the congregation, had doubts about how his earlier ambitions squared with his faith), he had spoken in a tone of voice that declared openly how moved he was by the crisis that resulted in his coming, but in fact, his confidences had resulted in embarrassment on all sides rather than something that...
    p. 208.7

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