Example sentences for: isthmus

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

  • That includes the Indians, the coastal fortifications, territorial expansion, the Isthmus Canal, civil-service reform, polygamy, and Prohibition.

  • Ancient Greeks did not attempt to sail around but portaged their huge vessels across the 6 km (4 mile) wide isthmus, and as early as a.d. 67, the Roman Emperor Nero was making the first attempts at cutting a canal.

  • Linked to Nova Scotia by the narrow Chignecto Isthmus, New Brunswick became a separate province in 1784 at the demand of 14,000 Loyalist refugees.

  • The Corinth Canal cuts the narrow isthmus that links the Peloponnese with the Greek mainland and splits the Saronic Gulf from the Gulf of Corinth (this links to the Adriatic further west).


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