Example sentences for: indies

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

  • Bali’s contact with the Dutch was restricted to providing slaves — mainly Balinese who had broken the rajas’ laws or priests’ taboos — and soldiers for the army of the United Dutch East Indies Company (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie, or VOC).

  • 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 Taínos feared an evil spirit, Juracán, who was responsible for violent storms and gave his name to the tropical hurricanes of the West Indies.

  • Professor Trucios-Haynes graduated from Stanford Law School in 1986, where she served as Associate Editor of the Stanford Law Review and also volunteered at The Kingston Legal Aid Clinic in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies, during a semester abroad.

  • By the 17th century pirate attacks prompted the building of extensive city defenses — colossal forts, a chain across the harbor mouth, and prominent city walls — making Havana the “Bulwark of the West Indies.”

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