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Definition of "metropole" [met•ro•pole]

  • A metropolis; the main city of a country or area. (noun)
  • The parent-state of a colony. (noun)
  • A bishop's see. (noun)

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Use "metropole" in a sentence
  • "Post-colonial theorists have worked hard to show this wasn’t true — that the colonies did influence what they call the metropole, or Britain."
  • ""Although the list is not yet completed, we have already nominated and accepted the mayoral candidate for the metropole, which is myself.""
  • "Before they built that Big Wall, when you had to drive your post-suburban vehicle forty-five minutes to welcome women and gays and everybody in the metropole who knew how to get to the Home Depot."
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