Example sentences for: isles

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

  • Here even the bridges — connecting lake isles to the palace shores — wouldn’t be out of place in a Ming or Qing scroll painting, particularly the celebrated Seventeen-Arch Bridge (Shiqi Kong Qiao), 150 m (492 ft) long and built of white marble.

  • Hit hard by Hurricaine Iniki, this lavish resort finally reopened, retaining its informal feel, its fine golf courses, its lagoons with exotic animals on the isles, and some of the best hotel pools and swimming beaches in Hawaii.

  • The Scot in Mr. MacIntosh's story is looking for his gaffer, a word used throughout the British Isles--not just in Scotland--to mean a boss.

  • 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).

  • It was also called the “Isles of Devils” because early navigators were terrified of Bermuda’s reefs and celebrated their salvation when they had passed safely by.

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