Chappaquiddick

place in Dukes County, Mass., from a native New England Algonquian language, literally "island adjacent to the mainland."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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Contemporary Examples of chappaquiddick

  • (Page 273-274) Chappaquiddick, 1968 My actions were inexcusable.

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    Teddy Recollects

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    September 14, 2009

  • He was referring to the Mary Jo Kopechne incident 40 years earlier on Chappaquiddick Island.

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    Did Rumsfeld Ruin Bush?

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    May 17, 2009

  • Is this reaching out to those in pain driven by a will to atone for past failings, especially Chappaquiddick?

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    The Ted Kennedy I Knew

    Chris Matthews

    February 17, 2009

  • His reckless driving and failure to readily go for help on Chappaquiddick Island in 1969 may have cost a young woman her life.

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    The Ted Kennedy I Knew

    Chris Matthews

    February 17, 2009

Historical Examples of chappaquiddick