Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Definitions for purlieu
- A place where one may range at large; confines or bounds.
- A person's haunt or resort.
- An outlying district or region, as of a town or city.
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Citations for purlieu
"A purlieu is an area at the edge of a royal forest that used to be under forest law but isn't any more."
"She thought of the strange operation of a simple-minded man's ruling passion, that it should have led Jude, who loved her and the children so tenderly, to place them here in this depressing purlieu."