A Muslim convert, Samantha Lewthwaite grew up in the suburbs outside London, the daughter of a British Army officer.
She is an adult and just a housewife from the suburbs to these people.
It was 1966, and he was another 12-year-old Jewish kid growing up in the Long Island suburbs.
To be sure, poverty in suburbs, or anywhere else, must be addressed.
The poor and dispossessed are shuffled out to suburbs and never seen.
So presently he had them in a carriage and bowling through the streets which led toward the suburbs.
The Germans came by way of the east bank to occupy the suburbs.
There was scarcely any sunshine, and every now and then a gloomy haze, like the smoke in London suburbs, invaded us.
With these preparations, however, we shouldered our boxes, and in an hour we were in the suburbs.
She has hired a van and ridden about the suburbs pretending to sell domestic articles.
mid-14c., "residential area outside a town or city," from Old French suburbe, from Latin suburbium "an outlying part of a city," from sub "below, near" (see sub-) + urbs (genitive urbis) "city." An Old English word for it was underburg. Close to crowds but just beyond the reach of municipal jurisdiction, suburbs in 17c., especially those of London, had a sense of "inferior, debased, and licentious habits or life" (e.g. suburban sinner, slang for "loose woman, prostitute"). By 1817, the tinge had shifted to "inferior manners and narrow views." Compare also French equivalent faubourg.
[T]he growth of the metropolis throws vast numbers of people into distant dormitories where ... life is carried on without the discipline of rural occupations and without the cultural resources that the Central District of the city still retains. [Lewis Mumford, 1922]
the immediate vicinity of a city or town (Num. 35:3, 7; Ezek. 45:2). In 2 Kings 23:11 the Hebrew word there used (parvarim) occurs nowhere else. The Revised Version renders it "precincts." The singular form of this Hebrew word (parvar) is supposed by some to be the same as Parbar (q.v.), which occurs twice in 1 Chr. 26:18.