Example sentences for: ivoire

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

  • It seems that the President-for-Life of Côte d'Ivoire, son Excellence Félix Houphouet-Boigny, is a confirmed and impassioned francophile, and seems intent on converting his agricultural nation into a sort of Paris-on-the-Guinea.

  • Two examples of name changes which I find harder to accept are the new names for what used to be called Ivory Coast and Burma . Côte d'Ivoire, of course, is the literal French equivalent of Ivory Coast, and in other European languages that country has traditionally been called by a name which is the literal translation of the term (e.g.

  • We insatiable travelers have seen similar scenes enacted many times around the watering holes of the world, from Calais to the fleshpots of Douala, from Quebec to the silver strands of the Côte d'Ivoire.

  • Likewise with Myanmar, the name now used-- at least in the non-U.S.-English-speaking world--for what used to be called Burma . The official name of the country in Burmese has, since independence from Britain, been Pyidaungsu Socialist Thammada Myanma Naingngandaw , so Myanmar, it seems, is simply Burmese for Burma . This is the same phenomenon as Côte d'Ivoire . But the current Myanmarese (do I venture where angels fear to tread by coining the adjective?)

  • To make a long story short, I am convinced that the PC-ness of Côte d'Ivoire arises out of President Houphouet-Boigny's desire to be seen as the leader of a linguistically and culturally French nation.


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