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island

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  • n  a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
  • n  a zone or area resembling an island

  • The frigid Russian island of Sakhalin is booming, thanks to abundant oil and natural gas.
  • Theres debate about the causes, but rising seas are lapping away the edges of tiny island nationsand could eventually drown them.
  • Some 3,100 years ago, the Aegean island of Chryse (pronounced Cry-see) soared rocketlike into brief prominence in the Mediterranean world.
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  • President Bush in China Post
    He's nothing more than an extension of what his brother did, which was to ruin an island and to imprison people because of their beliefs,Bush said.
  • Jose Ramos Horta in ABC Online
    I wouldn't want Timor-Leste to become an island prison for displaced persons ...... fleeing violence,he said. "If they were here, they will have to have certain freedoms."
  • Sarah Palin in Washington Post
    It's clear that Congress has little interest in spending any more money on a bridge between Ketchikan and Gravina Island,Palin said.

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