Example sentences for: place-names

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

  • Gregory uses stream in the way normal in England; Giles consistently refers to gens in the hills of central Australia, though glen is not current (outside place-names) in contemporary Australian English.

  • Surely the reference libraries to which people turn for such specialized information as the origin of place-names, as well as the individuals who are interested enough in such subjects to buy dictionaries, have access by now to personal computers?

  • The you-are-there feel of the story is upset only slightly by the disorienting avalanche of Seussian place-names in such passages as: "The police closed the main road from Pristina to Pec soon after dawn.

  • Foster might have attended to the poems and shown how willfully they use place-names (and in the later verse, Yeats' famous friends' names) to erect the mansion of Irish literature.

  • But he could have mentioned a most important function that the book fulfills: that of setting straight the many misapprehensions regarding the origins of English place-names.

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