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Synonyms for district

a rather small part of a geographic unit considered in regard to its inhabitants or distinctive characteristics

a particular area used for or associated with a specific individual or activity

Synonyms for district

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To the inhabitants of the District of Grand Pre, Minas, River Canard,
It was at the time of the ripening rice, and the myriads of birds which came to feed on the coming crop was a serious menace, not only to the district, but to the country at large.
I have walked hundreds of miles this past summer, painting these texes on every wall, gate, and stile the length and breadth of this district.
How many times I wished them, and have often wished since, that by some power of magic I might remove the great bulk of these people into the county districts and plant them upon the soil, upon the solid and never deceptive foundation of Mother Nature, where all nations and races that have ever succeeded have gotten their start,--a start that at first may be slow and toilsome, but one that nevertheless is real.
Along one broad avenue and then another he strode briskly until he had passed beyond the district of the nobles and had come to the place of shops.
When the proclaimed date arrived, half a million soldiers were sent into the mountainous districts everywhere.
But the struggle almost invariably will be most severe between the individuals of the same species, for they frequent the same districts, require the same food, and are exposed to the same dangers.
A policeman, chewing stolidly, nodded toward an elevator shaft, and other policemen nodded him further on to the office of the district attorney.
The ruler of the district was therefore the Democratic boss, a little Irishman named Mike Scully.
His passionate disposition finally brought him into trouble with the magistrate of his district, who had him cast into prison, where he died at the age of forty-two.
JAMES DILL, Clerk of the Southern District of New-York
We're such awful paupers we can't even pay for a mailcart in my District.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
Ten minutes after each regiment had entered a Moscow district, not a soldier or officer was left.
Then," said the doomed one, "I should just like to remark that you are the most unspeakable old imbecile in seven States and the District of Columbia.