cosmopolitan

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cosmopolitan

(of plants or animals) widely distributed

cosmopolitan

[¦käz·mə¦päl·ət·ən]
(ecology)
Having a worldwide distribution wherever the habitat is suitable, with reference to the geographical distribution of a taxon.
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Lady Grace," he said, "I am not what you call a cosmopolitan.
Paul, the butler, also had a faintly foreign air, but he was in tongue and training English, as are many of the most polished men-servants of the cosmopolitan nobility.
I submitted patiently to my martyrdom (it is surely nothing less than martyrdom to a man of cosmopolitan sympathies, to absorb in silent resignation the news of a country town?
Chesham Square was at least sixty yards away, and Mr Verloc, cosmopolitan enough not to be deceived by London's topographical mysteries, held on steadily, without a sign of surprise or indignation.
You dare be impudent," Mr Vladimir began, with an amazingly guttural intonation not only utterly un-English, but absolutely un- European, and startling even to Mr Verloc's experience of cosmopolitan slums.
He has rooms at the Cosmopolitan, somewhere on the top floor.
I am a'--Monsieur Rigaud stood up to say it--'I am a cosmopolitan gentleman.
simply that, as some cosmopolitans realize, (45) widespread and intense
Its thesis and rhetoric show up in nearly every Buchanan speech: Evil elites - rootless cosmopolitans - have withdrawn from real America.
In fact, intelligent cosmopolitans stay packed and ready to move to where the jobs are.
SKYY Citrus will be introduced nationally in phases in key metropolitan markets, with an on-premise push promoting "SKYY Citrus Cosmopolitans.
It could not be just any kind of education, but one that aimed at producing men and women who would behave like rational cosmopolitans, to use the term employed by Kant in this connection.