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 (mĭd-wĕst′) or Middle West
A region of the north-central United States around the Great Lakes and the upper Mississippi Valley. It is generally considered to include Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. The area is known for its rich farmlands and highly industrialized centers.

Mid·west′ern adj.
Mid·west′ern·er n.


(ˈmɪdˈwɛstənə) or

Middle Westerner

(Placename) a native or inhabitant of the Midwest of the US
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Saying somebody is a Midwesterner is just a little data point.
As a Midwesterner, he understands the unique dynamics of this region and cares deeply about the communities we serve.
Yet it could be the case that mass culture and declining economic prospects have taken their toll and that there is simply less to distinguish a midwesterner from his coastal or southern counterparts than there used to be.
Scott FitzgeraldAEs identity as a Midwesterner and the son of a landed Southerner, and his identity as an outsider in upper class society in the East Coast and Hollywood.
Tyler was a Virginia planter and slaveholder, not at all a midwesterner, but he was the vice presidential nominee on the "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" Whig ticket that carried the Midwest in 1840.
Each man is an outsider to the community -- Fortis is only on sabbatical, while Worthy is a Midwesterner who is in Santa Fe only to solve a case.
Midwesterner by birth, Bosco speaks and writes Mandarin Chinese.
Strausbaugh beat Tom Capen 21-11, 21-14 in the semifinals, while Gutierrez took down Midwesterner Jeff Wesson in three tough games.
The film is about David Roso (Clark Koelsch), a young midwesterner who heads to Hollywood to pursue his dream of becoming a big music agent.
Any Midwesterner can tell you that today's industrial agriculture really is, more specifically, the cultivation of corn and soybeans, most of which are genetically modified.
Midwesterner Henry Perky was searching for a natural remedy for his lifelong intestinal complaint when he got the idea from a fellow sufferer to make a wheat cereal.
Scott Fitzgerald of the story of a Midwesterner Nick Carraway (Toby Maguire) who is taken in to the world of the lavish parties and lifestyle of his neighbour Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), but there is more than meets the eye with his neighbour and the reason behind his riches.

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