the southern part of a U.S. state.
located in or characteristic of this part: The downstate precincts reported early.
in, to, or into the downstate area: We're going downstate for the holidays.
- downstater, noun
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How to use downstate in a sentence
We’ll start with the two seats that are located downstate or outside of the Chicago area.21 Republican Primaries And A Special Election To Watch On June 28 | Geoffrey Skelley (email@example.com) | June 28, 2022 | FiveThirtyEight
Keeping energy flowing from upstate to downstate is critical to the state’s goals.Plug-in cars are the future. The grid isn’t ready. | Will Englund | October 16, 2021 | Washington Post
When we first started dating the pandemic hit, so we really haven’t been anywhere except a visit to his family about four hours away for house-sitting and visiting his parents downstate.
Both states are losing residents in their redder, rural areas — upstate for New York and downstate for Illinois.Which States Won — And Lost — Seats In The 2020 Census? | Geoffrey Skelley (firstname.lastname@example.org) | April 26, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
She was born in the downstate Illinois town of Blue Mound in 1972 and still carries traces of the Midwest in her voice.Could a Pro-Pot Lesbian Become the Next Governor of Maryland? | Jim Newell | March 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like the Korean Peninsula, Illinois is cleft into two parts: Chicagoland and “downstate.”Romney and Santorum Face Off: 5 Things To Watch For In Illinois | Ben Jacobs | March 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The downstate economy has always been shielded by finance and banking, the biggest players headquartered in New York City.
The cornfield districts downstate will go strongly Republican.
British Dictionary definitions for downstate
in, or relating to the part of the state away from large cities, esp the southern part
towards the southern part of a state
the southern part of a state
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