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  • n  the northwestern region of the United States
  • n  the direction corresponding to the northwestward compass point
  • n  the compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees
  • n  a location in the northwestern part of a country, region, or city
  • s  situated in or oriented toward the northwest
  • s  coming from the northwest
    northwesterly winds
  • r  to, toward, or in the northwest

  • They used to call it Black Broadway: the stretch of U Street in northwest Washington where the likes of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis .
  • I will not allow anyone defeat me," the former communist revolutionary says, speaking from his small wooden house in Pailin on the Thai border in northwest Cambodia.
  • A government official says the death toll in a suicide car bombing in Pakistan's northwest has reached 25.
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  • Barack Obama in
    We know from over a century of northern resource exploration that there is gas in the Beaufort, oil in the Eastern Arctic, and gold in the Yukon. There are diamonds in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, and countless other precious resources... Stephen Harper Calgary Herald Aug 26, 2008 68310 91221 northwest Osama bin Laden and his top leadership -- the people who murdered 3,000 Americans -- have a safe-haven in northwest Pakistan, where they operate with such freedom of action that they can still put out hate-filled audiotapes to the outside...
  • Lester R. Brown in Guardian Unlimited
    There are quite a few countries with this problem but none on the scale of China because it is so big,said Lester Brown, president of Earth Policy Institute. "You only have to go to northwest China and see that the numbers and size of dust...

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