the states (functioning as singular or plural) an informal name for the United States of America
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How to use States in a sentence
Spotify falls into this group, with the States generating over a third of its revenues.Spotify proves it: Europe can grow its own tech giants | matthewheimer | October 1, 2020 | Fortune
Businesses that get 15% to 30% of their revenues from the States should stay anchored to Europe, but build an autonomous sales operation stateside.Spotify proves it: Europe can grow its own tech giants | matthewheimer | October 1, 2020 | Fortune
It certainly is not the same here in the States, or at least it’s not my experience that it’s the same here.Tan France Goes Deep on Racism and When He Almost Quit ‘Queer Eye’ | Eugene Robinson | September 3, 2020 | Ozy
I have to admit, I thought this was more of a British thing, but people in the States are loving a good pub quiz.Google search trends: People are in search for connection during the lockdown | Russell Welch | August 20, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Over the years, he’s spent a fair amount of time in the States.
The most notorious States are Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, where death is an acceptable legal remedy.
It would became one of the first great mysteries in the United States of America, as it was only then 23 years old.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion | Nina Strochlic | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The same Pediatrics journal notes that 17 States have some form of exception to the standard parental consent requirement.
There is a particular focus in the magazine on attacking the United States, which al Qaeda calls a top target.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre | Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The United States government might not release that information for years, if ever.
He also States that the Audiencia is virtually non-existent, and so there is no high court in which justice may be sought.
There are very few foreign journals taken or read in the Roman States.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
The king's statue was again set up in Guild hall, London, and the States arms taken down.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
You might do for the United States what your English great-grandfather helped to do for this country in 1832.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Throughout the German States the custom of smoking is universal and tobacco enters largely into their list of expenditures.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.