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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ISLE

They were Europeans, and their earliest home had been in the Isle of Crete.

The scene of Turkish cruelty was now transferred to the isle of Crete.

Upon an isle not far from home they hid the young wolf pups.

Ahead the northeast headland of the Isle of Sheppey was bulking large and near.

The Manx cat came from the Isle of Man originally, and is a distinct breed.

This fort is built on an isle, at one of the mouths of the Missisippi.

He came from the Isle of Man, and had joined our reserves at Southport.

Flath-innis, the Isle of the Noble, was their only name for heaven.

The yacht, as we before observed, was bound to Cowes, in the Isle of Wight.

I've been buying the cabin of the 'Mona's Isle' for a summer-house in the garden.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Old French ile, earlier isle, from Latin insula "island," of uncertain origin, perhaps (as the Ancients guessed) from in salo "(that which is) in the sea," from ablative of salum "the open sea." The -s- was restored first in French, then in English in the late 1500s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ISLE

atoll

nounisland

cay

nounsmall island
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