Example sentences for: isles

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

  • The Celts, those ancient invaders from the continent who managed to survive the Roman occupation and resist the Latin tongue, contributed one word-- whiskey -- having legal significance but were driven, along with their reverse-order speech, into the nooks and corners of the British Isles and France by the fierce Angles, Saxons, and Jutes, wielding their broadswords and brutish monosyllables.

  • As the name New England might suggest, many of these town names were transplanted from the British Isles.

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

  • 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).

  • 200,000 copies of “The Magnet” were sold weekly throughout the British Isles.

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