Example sentences for: algonquin

How can you use “algonquin” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • One night, when I was in college, I went to dinner with my roommate at the Algonquin--the Algonquin! My parents were paying!--and we had Rock Cornish game hens stuffed with wild rice and chicken livers and my roommate vowed she would serve them at her wedding, and she did.

  • In Ontario and Québec, where encroaching forests gradually dispersed the herds of caribou, the Iroquois ousted the Algonquin and settled down to cultivate maize, beans, and squash, living in rectangular, multifamily longhouses.

  • But dealing directly with Europeans threatened the position of the rival Iroquois as middlemen between the Huron (and Algonquin) and the Dutch and British traders down in Albany, New York.

  • It was the rush of those streams that inspired the Algonquin name Manitonga Sontana, Mountain of the Trembling Spirit, emitting its muffled boom when man disturbed its peace.

  • --Humorist Robert Benchley, quoted in The Algonquin Wits , 1968


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