Origin of isle
OTHER WORDS FROM isleisleless, adjective
How to use isle in a sentence
MacDonald mans the office despite being—like most of the rest of the Western Isles, it seems—in his 70s.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Conceptually, the “Angel of Death” was a cultural mainstay in continental Europe and the British Isles by the late Middle Ages.Ebola Rages in West Africa, Reigniting Humanity’s Oldest Fear: The Plague|Scott Bixby|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Disney-star-turned-'Rizzoli & Isles'-actor Lee Thompson Young died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday.Lee Thompson Young, Star of 'The Famous Jett Jackson,' Commits Suicide|Kevin Fallon|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But by 1920, American per-capita GDP exceeded that of the British Isles.
You can see it in the empty canned food, rice, and bread isles at the grocery store.Diaries From Japan: Dispatches From People Living in Tokyo and Sendai|Brian Ries|March 16, 2011|DAILY BEAST
At the close of the reception a band of Philippine musicians played a selection of graceful airs of their native isles.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
On the 7th of August we neared the Canary Isles, but unfortunately, on account of the thick fog, we could not see them.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
In truth, the art of tobacco using is nowhere more ignored, nowhere more contemptuously neglected than in these 'favored isles.'
Bruce may have taken refuge again in Glen Trool; Gray's mention of the isles may result from a confusion with earlier events.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
The king, her father, only lingered five more days, and on his death the tiny infant became Queen of Scotland and the Isles.The Childhood of Distinguished Women|Selina A. Bower