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1) In the following years, the islands became a backwater ticking over quietly.

2) As the kauri ran out, the Kaipara became a backwater.

3) The province became an increasingly rural backwater, a pattern that continued until quite recent times.

4) Will they become backwaters undertaking work which is qualitatively different from that done in the larger centres?

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5) The area became a backwater and the 1st Armoured Division was slowly broken up and then disbanded.

6) Thereafter, the city become an economic backwater, and the capital of its old great families were spent overseas.

7) If you don't get ahead of the trend toward the Chief Digital Officer role, your job may become a technology backwater, which is never what you had in mind.

8) For nearly a year after the French offensive north of the Ancre, the area became a backwater and the divisions became known as the "Sleeping Army".

9) In the late 19th century, railroads surpassed the rivers as main avenues of trade and transportation, and the Marksville area became a quiet backwater.

10) In 1942 this was an important post, but by 1943, as the possibility of a Japanese invasion of Australia faded, it became a backwater.

11) The castle was never to be reoccupied, while the town was to become a small Welsh backwater, no longer involved in affairs of state.

12) Furthermore, there were rumblings within the missionary community that Kerikeri was becoming the backwater of missionary activity, eliminating the need to store goods and provisions there.

13) Few of the original residents survive and decorative technology today has far surpassed the 60's era, so in the 21st Century Lilac Lane has become a backwater.

14) During the Roman period, the peninsula remained prosperous but became a provincial backwater, relatively cut off from the affairs of the wider Roman world.

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15) We'll see how Florence, which had become a sleepy backwater, was transformed in the Middle Ages into the epicenter of world economy and art.

16) The size and wealth of Aspen diminished significantly and it became a quiet backwater until the last century when winter sports again made it one of the most prosperous towns in the state.

17) c. 1939: Timber trade ends, and the area becomes a backwater.

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