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purlieu

1. English history land on the edge of a forest that was once included within the bounds of the royal forest but was later separated although still subject to some of the forest laws, esp regarding hunting
2. a neighbouring area; outskirts
3. Rare a district or suburb, esp one that is poor or squalid
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The management of such a large government impossible, the anti-Federalists warn of the slippery slope toward "the purlieus of despotism," stimulating the anxieties of readers still haunted by the specter of British monarchy (274).
One more theme that leaps from the pages of Grand Pursuit is the frequency and ease with which the principal members of Nasar's cast of characters crossed the borders between their sequestered academic purlieus and the open, free-for-all fields of politics and the media.
The city shall ever follow you In these same streets you shall ever wander; And in the same purlieus you shall roam And in the same house you shall grow grey.
The late Ignacio Marquina made a brave job of reconstructing what the Great Pyramid and its purlieus might have looked like based on decades of sporadic tunnelling and excavation: the present authors now suggest at least eight major construction stages for the pyramid instead of Marquina's five, beginning around the first century AD or slightly earlier and continuing for 1500 years.
Centuries of afforestation, disafforestation and royal charters had divided England's hunting land into a complex network of forests, chases, warrens, parks, and purlieus each with their associated, and highly specific, legal status, as well as an army of different courts and officials to preside over disputes.
There were sightings of the cat convoy along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal as the legion of felines headed for the green suburbs, far away from the smoky purlieus of Scotland Road.
Phillip Cassey may wish to quaff his cafe au lait at Les Deux Magots while others enjoy their Venti Cafe Misto in the familiar purlieus of a Parisian Starbucks.
Behind him the "city lay smoking, the sad purlieus of the dead immured with the bones of friends and forbears," the edifice in ruin, yet his heart beating on (471).
Cross's diaries are a great help in understanding the fate of the Drury Lane company in the hands of James Lacy and David Garrick during the 1740s and 50s, but Stede's has an intimate flavour entirely absent from the other, giving us a taste of one man's constant efforts to live a godly life even within the purlieus of that most godless place, the theatre.
Imagine, no real Impressionists, except De Nittis, and he spent most of his career working in the more sympathetic purlieus of Paris.
Of course, his reputation beyond the purlieus of the Left now rests mainly on his two last books, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.
The necessary consequences of conduct such as this soon became apparent, his business, to which, on gaining his freedom, he had paid strict attention, was now neglected, but instead of endeavouring, by exertion, to extricate himself from the difficulties which began to surround him--he plunged yet deeper into a life of dissipation, frequenting the purlieus of the tap both night and day.