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 Meanings and Examples of COLONY
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colony
 n.  region politically controlled by a distant country; a dependency; a community of social insects, as ants, bees
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  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
2  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
3  We all do that, all the colony over.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 63. A VISITOR
4  I have never know'd her to be lone and lorn, for a single minute, not even when the colony was all afore us, and we was new to it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 63. A VISITOR
5  In front of her a colony of ants had established a thoroughfare across the way, where they toiled a never-ending and heavy-laden throng.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
6  Black Jack of Ballarat was the name I went under, and our party is still remembered in the colony as the Ballarat Gang.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
7  He was a well-known ne'er-do-well among the Italian colony.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
8  Half a dozen squatters from a degenerate colony in a brush-hidden hollow, planters of potatoes, suspected thieves, came in noisily drunk.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
9  The whale-ship is the true mother of that now mighty colony.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. The Advocate.
10  Long ago this mysterious colony quitted Spain, and settled on the tongue of land on which it is to this day.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Catalans.
11  I was now on a level with the crow colony, and could see into their nests.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
12  My friend has now a whole colony of sparrows, and his flies and spiders are almost obliterated.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
13  For every reason, therefore, such guards are as useless as a colony is useful.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER III — CONCERNING MIXED PRINCIPALITIES
14  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
15  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
Example Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  There will also be two large glass cases: one with a colony of bees, the other with a group of ants.
2  They had designed a method of reinforcing the mining colony without forcing the inhabitants to evacuate.
3  This country used to be a British colony in Asia.
4  The colony was governed directly from Paris.
5  Australia is a former British colony.
6  A colony of seals lay basking in the sun.
7  "When La Belle sank, that doomed La Salle's colony and opened up the door for Spain to come in and occupy Texas," Bruseth said. "People can see firsthand how history can turn on a dime."
8  As a result of the embargo, trade with the colonies was at a standstill.
9  In the three decades after 1945, Britain shed virtually all of the colonies that had taken centuries to acquire.
10  Portuguese attempts to colonize Asia were generally unsuccessful, though it did retain major colonies in Africa until the mid-twentieth century.
11  Simon Bolivar, who led the South American colonies in their rebellion against Spanish rule, is known as the great liberator.
12  The earliest Roman coinage followed that of the Greek colonies in Southern Italy.
13  In France's former North African colonies, anti-French feeling is growing.
14  Australia and New Zealand are former British colonies.
15  They amassed huge wealth by plundering the colonies.