lowlands lowlands  /ˈloʊ ˌlændz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the southern part of Scotland that is not mountainous

Usage(s):

  1. The constitution was heavily rejected in the eastern lowlands of Santa Cruz, Beni, Pando and Tarija where wealthy land and business owners dominate local politics.
  2. In southern England 3,000 years ago, voracious packs of wolves roamed the moist lowlands.
  3. Outwardly the book is a picaresque saga of the extraordinary Buendia family in Macondo, the town they helped to found more than a century ago in the dense Colombian lowlands.

News

  • Rev. Dr. Harold A. Carter Sr. remembered at funeral

    An overflow crowd at the funeral Friday of a well known Baltimore pastor heard him described as a man "not destined for the lowlands" who had a "mandate on his life to shine."
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

Quotes

  1. "Propelled by growing scientific evidence, the debate on climate change has risen from technocratic lowlands to the heights of presidential summits," Annan told the annual meeting of conservation group WWF in Beijing.
    on Jun 5, 2007 By: Kofi Annan Source: Reuters Canada

  2. In a torch song for his estranged wife, Sara, Bob Dylan recalled, "Staying up for days in the Chelsea Hotel/Writing 'Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands' for you."
    on Jun 19, 2007 By: Bob Dylan Source: New York Times

  3. "The office was on the seventeenth floor with a view over the skyline of Houston and the open lowlands to the ship channel and the bayou beyond," is how McCarthy describes Wells' arrival at his employer's office. "Colonies of silver tanks....
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Cormac McCarthy Source: Paste Magazine

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