Example sentences for: plains

How can you use “plains” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Marathon provided the model after it was reintroduced into English from Greek with the First Olympic Games at Athens in 1896, according to the OED . The long-distance running event honored the warrior who in 490 B.C. ran to Athens in order to announce the Greek victory over the Persians on the plains of Marathon.

  • For a half millennium or more, Madrid idled as a provincial backwater, rarely noticed on the arid central plains of Castile, until Felipe II plucked it from his royal cap in 1561 and proclaimed it the capital of Spain.

  • The plains and plateaus of Picardy in the north and Alsace to the east lend themselves to large-scale agriculture before ending in the gentler, rolling green fields of Normandy to the west and the vineyards of Burgundy that herald the beginnings of the south.

  • Ashore, fields of sugarcane and banana plantations drape steep hills and rolling plains.

  • A short piece says there is a "child famine" in the Great Plains: North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming are not producing enough children to sustain their small towns.

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