Example sentences for: indies

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

  • 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.

  • It passed successively into the hands of the French West Indies Trading Company (to store its spices), the British, and, during their brief occupation of the city in 1775, the American generals Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold.

  • My current theory runs as follows: the Sargasso Sea, a region northeast of the West Indies, is characterized as an area of relative calm and an abundance of sargassum , an entangling seaweed.

  • 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).

  • Columbus believed that he had reached the East Indies and mistakenly called these people Indians.


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