THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Words nearby backwater
Example sentences from the Web for backwater
It’s fair to say that microfluidics became a scientific backwater.
The trip was billed as a celebration of the policy change that set in motion Shenzhen’s extraordinary transformation from rural backwater to global manufacturing colossus.Xi Jinping’s new economic strategy for China: ‘Dual circulation’ or doublespeak?|claychandler|October 15, 2020|Fortune
When you talk about midtown Manhattan as being a commercial backwater, I find it mind boggling.
They both think that Los Angeles, long maligned as a culinary backwater, is the best food city in America.
North Korea is an economic wreck and a technological backwater.
The president is likely headed to a bureaucratic backwater as his famed office is renovated.President Obama Eyes New Oval Office While the White House Undergoes Renovations|Lauren Ashburn|February 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In contrast, says Aftergood, “security has traditionally been a backwater that hires former military personnel and muscle men.”
The rugged pioneer community had become, I suddenly saw, a rural backwater.The Idyl of Twin Fires|Walter Prichard Eaton
Once swung out of that backwater they had been swept away, powerless to know where they went, to guess what was their destination.The Hidden Places|Bertrand W. Sinclair
At last only fourteen of the English were left alive and they got hopelessly penned in a backwater.Round the Wonderful World|G. E. Mitton
Why, you both look as you did that night the backwater of the South Fork came into our cabin.The Three Partners|Bret Harte
The blue heron rose heavily from the backwater, and winged his slow flight high above the trees.Creatures of the Night|Alfred W. Rees
British Dictionary definitions for backwater
verb back water
Idioms and Phrases with backwater
Reverse a position, take back a statement, or otherwise retreat, as in We're sure that the senator will back water on raising taxes. This term literally refers to a vessel that moves backward in the water because its oars, paddles, or paddlewheel are reversed. It soon was transferred to other kinds of reversal. [Second half of 1700s]