Definition of "postbellum" []

  • Belonging to the period after a war, especially the U.S. Civil War: postbellum houses; postbellum governments. (adjective)

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Use "postbellum" in a sentence
  • "What's funny is the writer actually meant "postbellum" (after the war)."
  • "Anachronisms abound, from New Age lingo like “She gives off a bad feeling” to the dialect of the postbellum South: “her borning young.”"
  • "The American analogue is the decaying plantation house in Faulkner's postbellum South."
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