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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COLONIES

And to that old French province the Englishman of the colonies must go to find his country!

The fate of their colonies will be fought in Europe, not here.

As for furs and leather and lumber, no other town in the colonies compared with Albany.

And when the men were not wanted for India, they were shipped off to the planters in the American colonies.

He laboured to ameliorate the condition of the native Indians in the American colonies.

The Romans conquer the Carthaginians and seize their colonies.

Is it as hard to reach them as it was for the Greeks to reach their colonies?

Order is essential in a camp, and the thin line of colonies was all camping.

Those who did go to the colonies found the voyage dangerous and costly.

Less profitable for the latter was the possession of their American colonies.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "ancient Roman settlement outside Italy," from Latin colonia "settled land, farm, landed estate," from colonus "husbandman, tenant farmer, settler in new land," from colere "to inhabit, cultivate, frequent, practice, tend, guard, respect," from PIE root *kwel- "move around" (source of Latin -cola "inhabitant;" see cycle (n.)). Also used by the Romans to translate Greek apoikia "people from home." Modern application dates from 1540s.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.