- a former settlement in N Guyana, NW of Georgetown: site of agricultural commune of an American religious cult called the People's Temple; mass suicide and murder 1978.
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Examples from the Web for jonestown
The return of Stephen Glass, the truth about Anonymous and escaping Jonestown.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Nov 10-16, 2014
November 16, 2014
If it were not the case, then there would be a Jonestown after every performance of King Lear.Martin Amis Talks About Nazis, Novels, and Cute Babies
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October 9, 2014
The most famous event to take place in this landscape was the Jonestown massacre in 1978.Is Travel Writing Dead?
June 5, 2011
Do you go with former Jonestown cult leader and Butler alum Jim Jones or Johnny Carson's ex-saxophone player Tommy Newsom?March Madness: Which Celebrity Alumni Will Win?
March 17, 2011
He was frustrated that the State Department had stonewalled his attempts to find out what was going on in Jonestown.They Murdered My Friend
November 17, 2008