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Origin of Northwest Passage
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How to use Northwest Passage in a sentence
She fails to appreciate the congressional and constitutional obstacles Johnson had to overcome to win passage of the bill.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
One of the rites of passage for every young political reporter is to listen to the elders tell stories about campaigns past.
Still, at least Macklemore sounds like a white guy from the Pacific Northwest.
Going to The Ball, signing up for JDate, downloading JSwipe are all modern-day rites of passage.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When, in succession, he made Vertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960), and The Birds (1963).Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, the whole Northwest groaned beneath a cast-iron prohibition law at that time, and for some years thereafter.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
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
That he discovered two staples upon one side, which was all of boards, without any passage for light.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
She heard through the half-open door Mr. Orgreave's slippers on the tiles of the passage leading to the stairs.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
This work is now lost, and we know it only by the abstract given by Photius in the passage quoted.
British Dictionary definitions for Northwest Passage
Cultural definitions for Northwest Passage
A sea route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean through northwestern America, often sought by early explorers. There is an actual Northwest Passage, but it requires sailing through far northern waters that are icebound much of the year.