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shopping center

a group of stores within a single architectural plan, supplying most of the basic shopping needs, especially in suburban areas.
Origin of shopping center
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "Might as well get killed for a sheep as a lamb," Jerry thought, riding through a puddle on his way to the shopping center.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • "I'll have to walk way down to the shopping center," thought Jerry.

    Jerry's Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson
  • October 13, when she sought to instruct Lee Harvey Oswald on the local parking lot—was it by a shopping center?

    Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • The streets of the shopping center were more or less deserted.

    The Old Die Rich Horace Leonard Gold
  • Sky, water, grass scampered like merry ghosts through the carnival of the shopping center.

    Gargoyles Ben Hecht

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