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Examples from the Web for urban
In the wee hours of Christmas morning, a flight deal was shared in an exclusive Facebook group for urban travelers.
Young, hip, urban millennials are using tools like Instagram to become one of the fastest growing travel markets.
His clothing line that his friend described as “upscale and urban” was a dud.
No surprise then that aside from wealthy coastal suburbs, the Democratic base has shrunk to the urban cores and college towns.
Urban economists, particularly those on the self-satisfied coasts, tend to envision utter hopelessness for the region.
She was greatly impressed by Carl's urban appearance, and in her excitement talked very loud and threw her head about.O Pioneers!|Willa Cather
Even if the urban standard be placed at a lower point, 5000, there is still an increase of 3.5 per cent.Problems of Poverty|John A. Hobson
Urban was flanked by six cardinals in broad-brimmed red hats and brilliant red robes.The Saracen: Land of the Infidel|Robert Shea
Many of the weaknesses that appear in urban society can be traced to this situation as a cause.Society|Henry Kalloch Rowe
One thing only was clear—rural England was, on the whole, likely to cleave to the king; urban England to oppose him.A History of England|Charles Oman
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Word Origin and History for urban
"characteristic of city life," 1610s (but rare before 1830s), from Latin urbanus "of or pertaining to a city or city life," as a noun, "city dweller," from urbs (genitive urbis) "city," of unknown origin. The word gradually emerged in this sense as urbane became restricted to manners and styles of expression. In late 20c. American English gradually acquiring a suggestion of "African-American." Urban renewal, euphemistic for "slum clearance," is attested from 1955, American English. Urban sprawl recorded by 1958. Urban legend attested by 1980.