a state in the southeastern United States. 51,609 sq. mi. (133,670 sq. km). Capital: Montgomery. Abbreviations: AL (for use with zip code), Ala.
a river flowing southwest from central Alabama to the Mobile River. 315 miles (505 km) long.
- Al·a·bam·i·an [al-uh-bam-ee-uhn], /ˌæl əˈbæm i ən/, Al·a·bam·an, adjective, noun
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How to use Alabama in a sentence
In 2016, Alabama was ordered to pay back $72 million intended for rural nursing homes owned by public hospitals, but that the state mostly kept for itself.He Wanted to Fix Rural America’s Broken Nursing Homes. Now, Taxpayers May Be on the Hook for $76 Million. | by Max Blau for Georgia Health News | September 22, 2020 | ProPublica
In that scenario, even if every Senate race went the same way as the presidential election, Democrats would still come up one seat short, picking up Maine, Colorado and Arizona but losing Jones’s seat in Alabama.Democrats Are Slight Favorites To Take Back The Senate | Nate Silver (email@example.com) | September 18, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
In 2017, he accessed public voting records and hand-wrote 1,000 letters to Alabama voters, urging them to vote in a special election for a US Senate seat.Letter-writing staved off lockdown loneliness. Now it’s getting out the vote. | Tanya Basu | September 18, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
Crop yields will be decimated from Texas to Alabama and all the way north through Oklahoma and Kansas and into Nebraska.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration | by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut | September 15, 2020 | ProPublica
Alabama, Auburn and Georgia are expected to bring in at least 17,000 fans for home games, while Texas A&M is anticipating more than 25,000.Football Is Coming To Three Of The Power Five Conferences. COVID-19 Is Already There. | Josh Planos | September 8, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
For their trip to New Orleans against Alabama, Ohio State is bringing in a cool $17 million.Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is | Jesse Lawrence | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
South Carolina and Alabama courts have already ruled late-pregnancy substance abuse can be considered a form of child abuse.States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences | Emily Shire | December 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In Alabama, an arrested 19-year-old shoplifter got gangrene and died naked on the floor of a “medical observation cell.”Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On | Tina Brown | November 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Brown seems to believe that this is simply another example of a systemic overhaul.
Since the spill, the number of unemployed residents in Louisiana and Alabama has only increased.
Tornadoes occurred in Alabama, Missouri and Illinois, accompanied with extensive damage to property.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The story of the intended mutiny was well founded, and was only one phase of the general feeling of unrest throughout Alabama.The Supplies for the Confederate Army | Caleb Huse
Alabama was forced out through the treason of Jerry Clemens and others.Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot | William Gannaway Brownlow
Archer shifted the Fifth Alabama from his right to his left, (p. 166) but was not able to stop the advancing Yankees.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
To the brave Alabama boys, our opponents on this battlefield, whose memory we honor, this tablet is dedicated.Historic Fredericksburg | John T. Goolrick
British Dictionary definitions for Alabama
a state of the southeastern US, on the Gulf of Mexico: consists of coastal and W lowlands crossed by the Tombigbee, Black Warrior, and Alabama Rivers, with parts of the Tennessee Valley and Cumberland Plateau in the north; noted for producing cotton and white marble. Capital: Montgomery. Pop: 4 500 752 (2003 est). Area: 131 333 sq km (50 708 sq miles): Abbreviation: Ala, (with zip code) AL
a river in Alabama, flowing southwest to the Mobile and Tensaw Rivers. Length: 507 km (315 miles)
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Cultural definitions for Alabama
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