Example sentences for: algonquin

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

  • Québec is said to be derived from an Algonquin word meaning “where the river narrows,” and this becomes most apparent when you see the city’s great outcrop of rock, jutting out over the St. Lawrence.

  • Although the quip and the wisecrack are usually quite shallow, George S. Kaufman, a member of the Algonquin Round Table, managed to turn the wisecrack into an art form.

  • 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

  • Like their Algonquin cousins back in the woodlands of Québec and Ontario, they showed a great talent for hunting — moose, beaver, bear, caribou, and seal — with bow and arrow, traps, and harpoon.


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