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Definitions of asia

  1. the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eu
  2. the nations of the Asian continent collectively
  3. the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
  4. The largest continent in the world, in the eastern hemisphere; area, 17, 259, 890 sq. m.
  5. One of the four quarters of the globe.
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Usage examples for asia

  1. Our trade with Asia is as great as our trade with Europe. – State of the Union Addresses of Jimmy Carter by Jimmy Carter
  2. On my journey into Central Asia I came to know for the first time about " the Mystery of Mysteries," which I can call by no other name. – Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  3. This secret had been known for ages in Asia and Egypt, where the princes and the priests shared the benefit between them. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  4. In view of the increase of Russia's railways in Central Asia there was more need than ever of coming to a secret understanding with a view to defence against that Power. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  5. The Lion of America is altogether different; therefore it may be said, that only Central Asia, and almost all Africa are traversed by him. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  6. Russia was stretching forth throughout Asia, and it looked as though she would try to seize Korea itself. – Korea's Fight for Freedom by F.A. McKenzie
  7. Still, however, our acquaintance with this part of Asia is very imperfect. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  8. " It might as well be Asia Minor. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  9. It has even been given the name of the Entrance Gate to Central Asia. – The Coming Conquest of England by August Niemann
  10. It's enough to send any man exploring in Central Asia. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  11. About the same time Asia Minor, and most of the islands near it, fell into his hands. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) by Jacob Bryant
  12. The only thing he was sure of was that he was not going to remain in the Hickses' employ: when they left Rome for Central Asia he had no intention of accompanying them. – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  13. 1. The country of the King in Asia shall be the King's, and the King shall treat his own country as he pleases. – The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  14. In the good old times, when the critic first came from Asia, things were very different. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  15. You're not in the heart of Asia, Ocky. – The Monk of Hambleton by Armstrong Livingston
  16. We know that there are deeds of gift by husbands to their wives during their lifetime, and many other legal means, by which women in Asia become possessed of very great property. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  17. Little attention was, however, given to these voyages, and, eighty- one years after Deschnev's voyage, the existence of straits between the north- eastern extremity of Asia and the north- western extremity of America was quite unknown, or at least doubted. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  18. All over Europe, in Northern Asia, India, and in the new world of America, we find burial- mounds. – English Villages by P. H. Ditchfield
  19. Asia, Portugal and Spain are the best markets for English products.... – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  20. The epizootics of Asia, Africa, and South America are caused, he considers, by the importation of animals to those countries. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
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