Example sentences for: indies

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

  • Northwards, the Leeward Island moving up through Antigua to Jamaica are today locked into American television, while southwards the Mona, Trinidad, campus of the University of the West Indies duplicates any run-of-the-mill American municipal college, at least in its language aspects, being blessedly innocent of any courses in Anglo-Saxon or Middle English.

  • To protect its seagoing interests and trade routes, Portugal established strategic garrisons in Goa (India), Malacca (East Indies), and Hormuz in the Persian Gulf.

  • Christopher Columbus, the seafaring captain from Genoa (whom at least three Mallorcan towns claim as their own) believed he could reach the East Indies by sailing westwards.

  • 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.

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


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