a state of the northeastern United States, on the Atlantic coast: a part of New England. 1,214 square miles (3,145 square kilometers). Capital: Providence. Abbreviations: RI (for use with zip code), R.I.
- Rhode Islander, noun
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How to use Rhode Island in a sentence
Rhode Island, or at least Democratic lawmakers there, beg to differ.In faraway state houses, a battle brews over making D.C. the 51st state | Meagan Flynn | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
After selling the pieces as bonuses in cereal boxes, Lerner later sold the rights to the Rhode Island company Hassenfield Brothers, which would become Hasbro.No more ‘Mr.’ Potato Head: Hasbro makes classic toy gender neutral | Taylor Telford | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Jayda Williams, a high school senior in Providence, Rhode Island, has her own laptop, a school-issued Chromebook, and a stable home internet connection.How schools plan to close the pandemic education gap | Katie McLean | February 24, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
From New York and Rhode Island in the Northeast to Arizona in the Southwest, cases and deaths are up in states nationwide.South Dakota’s covid-19 numbers have been terrible, but the governor says that’s the wrong metric | Glenn Kessler | February 5, 2021 | Washington Post
As far as the union’s concerned, they’re not welcome in Rhode Island.Rich Investors Stripped Millions From a Hospital Chain and Want to Leave It Behind. A Tiny State Stands in Their Way. | by Peter Elkind | February 4, 2021 | ProPublica
Schmidt had arrived in California after his family had been wiped out by tuberculosis in his home state of Rhode Island.
"I need you to look at me," Bob Healey Jr. said to the camera in the first Rhode Island gubernatorial debate last month.
In an election year where money bought victories nationwide, the Rhode Island governor's race was no exception.
In Rhode Island, Healey may have simply been the right man at the right time.
Emily, in fact, will be staying with him on the weekends while she finishes her master's degree at a college in Rhode Island.
That the Eleventh did not accomplish all that the men composing it expected it would when it left Rhode Island is admitted.
In Rhode Island, so far as my knowledge extends, the largest bounty paid any one person was one hundred and fifty dollars.
Here we found the Fourth regiment, and the reception which the boys gave us was next to getting back to Rhode Island itself.
From the resistance to this uniformity came Rhode Island and the doctrine of soul liberty.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
Thus the reconciliation of liberty and law formed from the beginning the fundamental problem of Rhode Island history.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
British Dictionary definitions for Rhode Island
a state of the northeastern US, bordering on the Atlantic: the smallest state in the US; mainly low-lying and undulating, with an indented coastline in the east and uplands in the northwest Capital: Providence. Pop: 1 076 164 (2003 est). Area: 2717 sq km (1049 sq miles): Abbreviations: R.I, (with zip code) RI
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Cultural definitions for Rhode Island
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