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 Meanings and Examples of COLONIAL
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colonial
 a.  of or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  She babbled of a low stone house with lattice windows and tulip-beds, of colonial brick, of a white frame cottage with green shutters and dormer windows.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
2  Until the whale fishery rounded Cape Horn, no commerce but colonial, scarcely any intercourse but colonial, was carried on between Europe and the long line of the opulent Spanish provinces on the Pacific coast.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
3  It was a feature peculiar to the colonial wars of North America, that the toils and dangers of the wilderness were to be encountered before the adverse hosts could meet.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
4  The traits of character here indicated were well represented in the square cast of countenance and large physical development of the new colonial magistrates.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
5  The men had known each other in the colonies, so that it was not unnatural that when they came to settle down they should do so as near each other as possible.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
6  Was Under-Secretary for the colonies in a late administration.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
7  The Honourable Ronald Adair was the second son of the Earl of Maynooth, at that time governor of one of the Australian colonies.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
8  The usage of planting colonies was recommended by the great advantage and convenience which resulted from it.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI.
9  In conclusion, I say that these colonies are not costly, they are more faithful, they injure less, and the injured, as has been said, being poor and scattered, cannot hurt.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER III — CONCERNING MIXED PRINCIPALITIES
10  In France people fight with the sword or pistol, in the colonies with the carbine, in Arabia with the dagger.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 88. The Insult.
11  The method of planting colonies.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XII.
12  It became, emphatically, the bloody arena, in which most of the battles for the mastery of the colonies were contested.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
13  Candide had brought such a valet with him from Cadiz, as one often meets with on the coasts of Spain and in the American colonies.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XIV
14  Skilful men, of the medical and chirurgical profession, were of rare occurrence in the colony.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
15  There was some shadow of an attempt of this kind in the mode of celebrating the day on which the political year of the colony commenced.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXI. THE NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  The Latin American and African people have successfully fought against colonial rule.
2  Various parts of Africa have suffered under colonial rule.
3  Ex - colonial countries began to challenge the cultural dominance of Europe.
4  But many streets in areas formerly reserved for whites still recall apartheid and colonial figures.
5  Many Filipinos see the bases as an extension of American colonial rule.
6  These old buildings are the last vestiges of a colonial past.
7  Britain, the former colonial power, said it looked forward to working with the new government.
8  The result of England's last great colonial struggle with France was to sever from the latter all her American dependencies, her colonists becoming the subjects of alien and rival powers.
9  As a result of the embargo, trade with the colonies was at a standstill.
10  In the three decades after 1945, Britain shed virtually all of the colonies that had taken centuries to acquire.
11  Portuguese attempts to colonize Asia were generally unsuccessful, though it did retain major colonies in Africa until the mid-twentieth century.
12  Simon Bolivar, who led the South American colonies in their rebellion against Spanish rule, is known as the great liberator.
13  The earliest Roman coinage followed that of the Greek colonies in Southern Italy.
14  In France's former North African colonies, anti-French feeling is growing.
15  Australia and New Zealand are former British colonies.