Example sentences for: indies

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

  • A century later the Netherlands established a competing claim on the island, and for the next 200 years the two colonial powers produced crops for burgeoning trade in the East Indies.

  • Brave Frank and Charles went to sea, writing to Jane from the West Indies and China and other places that the quaint fantasy author has been assumed to know nothing about.

  • The appeal of the French West Indies today is that nothing much happens on them.

  • NASA's scientists have a better understanding of what they are doing in exploring Mars than … Columbus had when he sailed westwards to find the East Indies and stumbled on to the Americas.

  • A vast collection of artifacts from the former Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) was the starting point for the displays, which range from tribal masks to tools and utensils in daily use.

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