[noo-pawrt, -pohrt, nyoo-]
- a seaport in Gwent, in SE Wales, near the Severn estuary.
- a seaport and summer resort in SE Rhode Island: naval base.
- a city on the Isle of Wight, in S England.
- a city in central Kentucky, on the Ohio River, opposite Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Examples from the Web for newport
It's a studio bungalow the way Newport summer houses are “cottages.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
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His lone stable was a girl from Newport News, Virginia, who had already escaped one nightmare.The Navy ‘Hero’ Who Pimped an HIV-Positive Teen
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The Newport News, Virginia, school added, “Federal law prohibits us from reporting on university disciplinary actions.”The Math That Keeps Helping College Rapists
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“Before signing up, I thought through everything” he said in a recent interview from his home in Newport, Rhode Island.Today’s Sperm Donor Isn’t a Broke 20-Something
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Some bloody sticks had been found nearby, along with beer cans and a Newport cigarette butt.How the North Carolina GOP Made a Wrongfully Convicted Man a Death Row Scapegoat
September 4, 2014
Then for the summer we'll go to Newport, and when we come back from there we'll take a house.
I came through last June, you know, after I left your yacht at Newport.
He had seen her only at a distance since their talk at Newport.
Did you feel like that last summer at Newport or Narragansett?A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
He therefore decided to end his raiding and put in at Newport News.
- a city and port in SE Wales, in Newport county borough on the River Usk: electronics. Pop: 116 143 (2001)
- a county borough in SE Wales, created from part of Gwent in 1996. Pop: 139 300 (2003 est). Area: 190 sq km (73 sq miles)
- a port in SE Rhode Island: founded in 1639, it became one of the richest towns of colonial America; centre of a large number of US naval establishments. Pop: 26 136 (2003 est)
- a town in S England, administrative centre of the Isle of Wight. Pop: 22 957 (2001)
Resort city in southeastern Rhode Island.
Famed for summer homes of nineteenth-century millionaires.
Center of yachting in the United States.
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