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Origin of Middle Western
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What does Middle Western mean?
Middle Western is an adjective used to describe the region known as the Middle West—the northern central area of the mainland United States.
The region is much more commonly called the Midwest, and the adjective Midwestern is much more commonly used to describe it. The word Midwestern is commonly used to describe the region and states in that region, but it can also describe the people who live there or things about them, as in Midwestern values. The term Middle Western can be used in all these ways.
Generally, the boundaries of the Middle Western region are Canada to the north, the Rocky Mountains to the west, the southern borders of Missouri and Kansas to the south, and the Allegheny Mountains to the east. Sometimes the Midwest is thought of as extending to the eastern border of Illinois or Ohio.
The Midwest is one of the United States’ four official regions as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Because the Census Bureau doesn’t divide states when defining regions, it sets Ohio as its eastern border. According to the Census, 12 states are located within the Midwest: Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
Americans themselves often differ in terms of which states they consider to be part of the Midwest. Sometimes, states on the fringes, such as Ohio or North Dakota, aren’t considered to be a part of the Midwest.
Example: I would love to travel to the central United States to see the beautiful scenery of the Middle Western states.
Where does Middle Western come from?
The first records of the term Middle Western describing the northern central area of the United States come from the 1800s. Although the Middle Western states are really in the northern central area of the country, the word western indicates their position in relation to the East Coast (the location of the original 13 U.S. colonies).
The term Midwestern and Middle Western are used in American media that focuses on geographic areas or that analyzes demographics. Especially during an election season, political analysts speculate and observe how the people in these states are going to vote. The Middle Western region is especially known for having rich farmland. Many parts of the Midwest are rural, but it also has many urban and suburban areas.
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How is Middle Western used in real life?
Middle Western is much less commonly used than Midwestern, the word Americans use to describe the north-central region of the country and the states located there.
Welles said very little about Kenosha over the course of his life, referring to it once as a “nasty little Middle Western city”. https://t.co/zcGdzAtaQ2
— robertklemko (@RobertKlemko) September 1, 2020
It's disconcerting to hear, a couple of days straight now, that "the farm belt" or "Middle Western" states (presumably including Kansas and Missouri, among others) could come back online sooner from the coronavirus shutdown because we supposedly don't have a problem here.
— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) March 26, 2020
I am making one of the “salads” from my Middle western childhood. Anyone recognize this “recipe?” pic.twitter.com/6IZl7N3Hhn
— Miranda Summers Lowe (@Msummerslowe) August 11, 2019
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The Middle Western region stretches from the border of Canada to the north to the border of Mexico to the south.
Example sentences from the Web for Middle Western
According to Pew, 14 of the 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa have blasphemy laws.
Their friendship began when Krauss, who was chairman of the physics department at Case Western in Cleveland, sought out Epstein.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In their past calls for attacks on Western targets, AQAP has focused on putting bombs on planes, not revenge attacks.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In the middle of all of that past suffering and present-day conflict, this Cosby bomb was dropped.
This time it would be the biggest mistake for the Western press to repeat that—absolutely the biggest mistake.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She looked so sweet when she said it, standing and smiling there in the middle of the floor, the door-way making a frame for her.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
The Seven-score and four on the six middle Bells, the treble leading, and the tenor lying behind every change, makes good Musick.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
But this alliance is rotten, and cannot endure; the Western men are no partizans of slavery.
When we speak against one capital vice, we ought to speak against its opposite; the middle betwixt both is the point for virtue.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou