Example sentences for: isles

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

  • Other popular imports from the British Isles include Scottish and Irish tweed, cashmere, and genuine tartans.

  • It said Blair had the scientific justification for such a gesture and that if he had decided to make it (which he didn't), it "would without doubt have had the merit of calming the enormous storm of Francophobia that is consuming the British Isles at the moment."

  • The esszet (pronounced ess-tset) was formed when mediæval (for US read medieval) humanists got carried away and tried to force German into the Græco-Latin mould of grammar and spelling (a disease that spread to the British Isles, too).

  • Calling this "a systematic flouting of state authority, a murderous form of gangsterism by which republicans seek to exert their illegal authority over 'their' areas," the paper said in an editorial: "If one could imagine such a process applied across the British Isles, that would be equivalent of nearly 20,000 people violently evicted from their homes.

  • The spring flower we call the primrose ( Primula vulgaris ) is native to Britain and presumably has had English names as long as the language has been spoken in the British Isles.

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