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How to use Northwest Passage in a sentence
As a result, the British clamored to explore the north, rekindling that long-held dream of finding a Northwest Passage.
Henry Hudson sailed from Gravesend on his first voyage for the discovery of a Northwest Passage to India.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Martin Frobisher was despatched with three pinnaces to discover a Northwest Passage, but compelled by the ice to return.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
He has given us to see the Northwest Passage forced, and winter bearded on his everlasting throne, by another.It Is Never Too Late to Mend | Charles Reade
Some went back to report that there was no Northwest Passage, and others were lost among the ice-floes and never returned.Historic Adventures | Rupert S. Holland
Hudson's achievement added to his fame, and he was once more sent in search of the Northwest Passage.The Greater Republic | Charles Morris
British Dictionary definitions for Northwest Passage
the passage by sea from the Atlantic to the Pacific along the N coast of America: attempted for over 300 years by Europeans seeking a short route to the Far East, before being successfully navigated by Amundsen (1903–06)
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Cultural definitions for Northwest Passage
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