desert island

  1. a small remote tropical island

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How to use desert island in a sentence

  • The author of the life of St. Francis Xavier, asserts, that "by one sermon he converted ten thousand persons in a desert island."

  • Now from the desert island of Butterine (just under the cliff) to the ridge was maybe as much as a half a mile.

    Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike | Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • He went up aloft to watch for a desert island, where pirate gold was hidden.

    The Tale of Pony Twinkleheels | Arthur Scott Bailey
  • They were marooned on a desert island with practically nothing to eat and nothing but brackish swamp water to drink.

    South American Fights and Fighters | Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • I tied myself strongly to it with my turban, in hopes that next morning she would carry me with her out of this desert island.