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South Seas

plural noun
the seas south of the equator. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You said something about the South Seas, but you've named no special part of them.

  • Then let us reflect upon the news which had come from the South Seas.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • Blessed if this ain't gettin' more excitin' than the South Seas.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And a set of worse villains cannot be found in the South Seas.

    Adrift on the Pacific Edward S. Ellis
  • This story to be acceptable should have been transposed to somewhere in the South Seas.

    Within the Tides Joseph Conrad
  • He walked to his desk thinking of the South Seas and new faces.

    Erik Dorn

    Ben Hecht
  • That was one of the joys of the "gentlemanly" employment of "recruiting" in the South Seas.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke
  • And I didn't steal her, as many a ship is stolen in the South Seas.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke
  • I suppose, said Doggie, youre anxious now to get back to the South Seas?

    The Rough Road

    William John Locke
  • Tahiti is now one of the civilised islands of the South Seas.

    The Cannibal Islands R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for South Seas

South Seas

plural noun
the seas south of the equator
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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South Seas in Culture

South Seas definition

The central, southern, and southwestern portions of the Pacific Ocean.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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