Saint Martin

nounusually abbreviated to: St Martin
  1. an island in the E Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands: administratively divided since 1648, the north belonging to France (as a dependency of Guadeloupe until 2007, then as a separate French Overseas Collectivity) and the south belonging to the Netherlands (as part of the Netherlands Antilles); salt industry. Capital (French part): Marigot; (Dutch part): Philipsburg. Pop: (French) 36 824 (2009); (Dutch) 37 429 (2010 est). Areas: (French) 52 sq km (20 sq miles); (Dutch) 33 sq km (13 sq miles): Dutch name: Sint Maarten

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How to use Saint Martin in a sentence

  • The prolonged summer of Saint-Martin in women will doubtless have consequences which we should be wrong to fear.

    Radiant Motherhood | Marie Carmichael Stopes
  • And the curious said that Saint Martin rolled very fierce eyes and showed a very threatening mien to the poor populace.

  • Some twenty years ago it was revived at the Porte Saint-Martin, where it ran nearly a year.

    Old and New Paris, v. 1 | Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • The waiter of the Boulevard Saint-Martin is a man of letters, particularly conversant with dramatic literature.

    Old and New Paris, v. 1 | Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • In front of the Porte Saint-Martin, a young man, armed with a rifle, attacked alone a squadron of cavalry.

    Les Misrables | Victor Hugo