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Word Example of - island

    Example Sentences for island

    "But she's the best-looking girl on the island now, Pete," said Nancy Joe.

    And on the island of Cuba, the stronghold of their deadly enemies!

    Was he the fellow the boss wanted we should shoo off that island?

    This island appeared to him to be one of the grandest in the world.

    This is the island of the blest, and the object of the disembodied soul is to reach it.

    When Bthencourt had landed he set to work at once to conquer the island.

    As he said this, Don Fernando turned as if to retire and quit the island.

    He gave to this island the name which it still bears, of Espiritu Santo.

    Do you know how the island bears from the place where you started from?

    To the sophist an island is an island, a river a river, a height a height, everywhere.

Word Origin & History of - island

    Word Origin & History

    island O.E. igland "island," from ieg "island" (from P.Gmc. *aujo "thing on the water," from PIE *akwa- "water") + land "land." Spelling modified 15c. by association with similar but unrelated isle. An O.E. cognate was ealand "river-land, watered place, meadow by a river."

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