a state in the southeastern United States, on the Atlantic coast. 52,586 square miles (136,198 square kilometers). Capital: Raleigh. Abbreviations: NC (for use with zip code), N.C.
- North Carolinian, adjective, noun
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How to use North Carolina in a sentence
Among Florida State’s final opponents, only North Carolina has a winning record in the conference.Virginia has fizzled against top opponents, sowing doubts about a deep NCAA tournament run | Gene Wang | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
The Patriots stunned three-time defending champion North Carolina in the championship game, the only time in a 13-year stretch that UNC did not win the NCAA title.After decades together, Jay Marsh is saying good-bye, and George Mason is saying thanks | John Feinstein | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
In North Carolina, the Greenville Museum of Art has offered pet portraits in exchange for donations.Could GoFundMe campaigns save our cultural collections? Las Vegas’s Pinball Hall of Fame is banking on it. | Kate Silver | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
One of the ways they do it is by talking to fictional personas like “Riley,” a 16-year-old from North Carolina who is feeling a bit down and depressed.An AI is training counselors to deal with teens in crisis | Abby Ohlheiser | February 26, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
In North Carolina, a state education official told state lawmakers in December that more than 10,000 students had not been accounted for.Unprecedented numbers of students have disappeared during the pandemic. Schools are working harder than ever to find them. | Moriah Balingit | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Matthew Fenner claims members of the North Carolina-based The Word of Faith Fellowship subjected him to a brutal attack.
And maybe you can throw in North Carolina under the right circumstances.
And High Point University in North Carolina removed him from its board of advisors.How the World Turned on Bill Cosby: A Day-by-Day Account | Scott Porch | December 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
At least five (in Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas, and Utah) have already been announced.RFRA Madness: What’s Next for Anti-Democratic ‘Religious Exemptions’ | Jay Michaelson | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And sure enough, before long, immigration activists in North Carolina were picketing Hagan at campaign events.Latinos Aren’t a ‘Cheap Date’ for Democrats Anymore | Ruben Navarrette Jr. | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
First permanent settlement began in 1669; original charter included North Carolina and Georgia.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
The swamp is more easily accessible from Virginia than from North Carolina.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
A North Carolina planter gives an interesting account of curing tobacco yellow.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
North Carolina also raises a fine article of smoking tobacco—of fine color and superior flavor.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Though attacked on constitutional grounds, it has been sustained in Minnesota, North Carolina and perhaps in other commonwealths.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
British Dictionary definitions for North Carolina
a state of the southeastern US, on the Atlantic: consists of a coastal plain rising to the Piedmont Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains in the west. Capital: Raleigh. Pop: 8 407 248 (2003 est). Area: 126 387 sq km (48 798 sq miles): Abbreviation: N.C., (with zip code) NC
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Cultural definitions for North Carolina
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