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  • noun the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)

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Examples

  • He believes that mission-festival, common in the Middle West, comes from the German missionsfest.

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  • The disaster in the Middle West was the greatest the Red Cross Society was ever called upon to deal with.

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  • The bedrock of life in the Middle West is the wheat harvest.

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  • The bedrock of life in the Middle West is the wheat harvest.

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  • Among the passengers on a train on a one-track road in the Middle West was a talkative jewelry drummer.

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  • The Populistic movement of the western half of the Middle West is a complex of many forces.

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  • He also dispatched an official to govern what might be called the Middle West on behalf of the

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  • But -- a hundred years ago and more -- the dominant features in the fauna of the Middle West was the bison.

    Pioneers in Canada

  • With few exceptions, the incidents recorded in these pages take place in one of the largest cities of the United States of America, and of that portion called the Middle West, -- a city once conservative and provincial, and rather proud of these qualities; but now outgrown them, and linked by lightning limited trains to other teeming centers of the modern world: a city overtaken, in recent years, by the plague which has swept our country from the Atlantic to the Pacific -- Prosperity.

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  • With few exceptions, the incidents recorded in these pages take place in one of the largest cities of the United States of America, and of that portion called the Middle West, -- a city once conservative and provincial, and rather proud of these qualities; but now outgrown them, and linked by lightning limited trains to other teeming centers of the modern world: a city overtaken, in recent years, by the plague which has swept our country from the Atlantic to the Pacific -- Prosperity.

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