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[moh-luh-kahy, -kah-ee, mol-uh-] /ˌmoʊ ləˈkaɪ, -ˈkɑ i, ˌmɒl ə-/
an island in central Hawaii: leper colony. 259 sq. mi. (670 sq. km). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • After this event a man came over from Waiiau, Molokai, who was a kahu (keeper) of the puhi.

  • Niuli, there, his sister was sent to Molokai seven years ago.

    The House of Pride Jack London
  • All attempts to stop it by segregating lepers in the settlement of Molokai appear to have been fruitless.

  • The shell-fire had been too terrible, and they had preferred the prison of Molokai.

    The House of Pride Jack London
  • He was an ardent defender of the settlement at Molokai, where all the island lepers were segregated.

    The House of Pride Jack London
  • Anything unusual or abnormal was sufficient to send a fellow to Molokai.

    The House of Pride Jack London
  • A sad interest attaches to the island of Molokai, which is situated midway between Maui and Oahu.

    A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' Annie Allnut Brassey
  • Damien was not sent to Molokai, but went there without orders.

    Father Damien Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Molokai is forty miles long and seven broad, covering 170 square miles, and containing three or four thousand inhabitants.

    Torrey's Narrative William Torrey
  • It has been said by Mr. Dole to inhabit Molokai, but this is evidently an error.

    Extinct Birds Walter Rothschild
British Dictionary definitions for Molokai


an island in central Hawaii. Pop: 7404 (2000). Area: 676 sq km (261 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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