Urban in a sentence

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Definition of Urban

  • Of or belonging to a city or town; as, an urban population.
  • Belonging to, or suiting, those living in a city; cultivated; polite; urbane; as, urban manners.
  • located in or characteristic of a city or city life
  • relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area

How to use urban in a sentence. Urban pronunciation.

There were sundry little threads of the past still left hanging out in the shape of stray urban indebtedness, and he now scorned to throw away a single one of the crisp Bank of England notes showered upon him by Fortune.
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Mr. Scotton, too, represented Cowfold urban intelligence as against agricultural rusticity; and another point in his favour was, that he had an office-no shop-with a wire blind in the window with the words, "Scotton, Land Agent, Auctioneer, and Appraiser," painted on it.
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I really came to understand all of this when I read an interview with an amazing old urban planner, a woman called Jane Jacobs who was the first person to really nail why it was wrong to slice cities up with freeways, stick all the poor people in housing projects, and use zoning laws to tightly control who got to do what where.
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Our modern day, half-crazed by the uproar that its own activities have brought about, will welcome the soft pedal that Sir Hiram Maxim, inventor of the gun silencer, is preparing to put on the hubbub in which every great urban community has condemned itself to live.
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After leaving you the other night I remembered having read of an Emperor of Germany who conceived the idea of applying to Rome for money, and actually put it into practice. 'Urban the Eighth then occupied the papal chair, of the family of the Barbarini, {5b} nicknamed the Mosche, or Flies, from the circumstance of bees being their armorial bearing.
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Merchant Gilds] A peculiar outgrowth of the need for protection against oppressive feudal lords, as well as against thieves, swindlers, and dishonest workmen, had been the typically urban organization known as the merchant gild or the merchants' company.
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Calvin was Zwingli's real theological successor, and the majority of the Swiss, especially those in the urban cantons of Zuerich and Bern as well as of Geneva, cheerfully accepted Calvinism.
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Of all classes in France, the urban proletariat seemed to have gained the least: to be sure they were guaranteed by paper documents certain theoretical "rights and liberties," but what had been done for their material well-being?
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Victory of the Church over Galileo Publication of his Dialogo Hostility of Pope Urban VIII Galileo's second trial by the Inquisition His abjuration Later persecution of him Measures to complete the destruction of the Copernican theory Persecution of Galileo's memory Protestant hostility to the new astronomy and its champions V. Results of the Victory over Galileo.
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In Italy, Prince Leopold de' Medici, a protector of the Florentine Academy, was bribed with a cardinal's hat to neglect it, and from the days of Urban VIII to Pius IX a similar spirit was there shown.
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There were intrigues and counter-intrigues, plots and counter-plots, lying and spying; and in the thickest of this seething, squabbling, screaming mass of priests, bishops, archbishops, and cardinals, appear two popes, Paul V and Urban VIII.
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Cardinal Barberini, who had seemed liberal and friendly, became pope under the name of Urban VIII.
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Galileo was induced to visit Rome again, and Pope Urban tried to cajole him into silence, personally taking the trouble to show him his errors by argument.
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This roused the enemy; the Jesuits, Dominicans, and the great majority of the clergy returned to the attack more violent than ever, and in the midst of them stood Pope Urban VIII, most bitter of all.
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Certainly, if one ecclesiastic more than another ever seemed NOT under the care of the Spirit of Truth, it was Urban VIII in all this matter.
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Had Pope Urban been broad-minded and tolerant like Benedict XIV, or had he been taught moderation by adversity like Pius VII, or had he possessed the large scholarly qualities of Leo XIII, now reigning, the vast scandal of the Galileo case would never have burdened the Church: instead of devising endless quibbles and special pleadings to escape responsibility for this colossal blunder, its defenders could have claimed forever for the Church the glory of fearlessly initiating a great epoch in human thought.
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Urban was not merely Pope; he was also a prince of the house of Barberini, and therefore doubly angry that his arguments had been publicly controverted.
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Urban now became more angry than ever, and both Galileo and his works were placed in the hands of the Inquisition.
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There, as was so long concealed, but as is now fully revealed, he was menaced with torture again and again by express order of Pope Urban, and, as is also thoroughly established from the trial documents themselves, forced to abjure under threats, and subjected to imprisonment by command of the Pope; the Inquisition deferring in this whole matter to the papal authority.
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For various utterances of Pope Urban against the Copernican theory at this period, see extracts from the original documents given by Gebler.
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Examples of Urban

Example #1
He was growing sadly wise.
Example #2
He was on shaking social quagmires at Bombay.
Example #3
On Mr. Broad's present appeal for his verdict put himself in a meditative attitude, stretched out his legs to their full length, threw his head back, took his lower lip in his left hand, pulled up his legs again, bent forward, put his hands on his knees, and looked sideways at Mr. Broad.
Example #4
It was tacitly understood in Cowfold that his opinion in certain cases was at least equal to that of Mortimer, Wake, Collins & Mortimer who acted as solicitors for half the county.
Example #5
Jacobs explained that real cities are organic and they have a lot of variety - rich and poor, white and brown, Anglo and Mex, retail and residential and even industrial.
Example #6
It's more like a mall than a neighborhood, and the only businesses there are bail-bondsmen and liquor stores, places that cater to the families of crooks on trial and the bums who make it their nighttime home.