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Antonyms for mainland

key, cay, barrier reef, islet, island, atoll, promontory, coral reef, headland, cape, peninsula, isle.

Quotes of mainland

  1. I would love mainland Chinese to read my book. There is a Chinese translation which I worked on myself, published in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Many copies have gone into China but it is still banned. – Jung Chang
  2. The avian influenza found in mainland British Columbia poses no significant threat to human health. – John Clifford
  3. Six months after that, I left Taiwan, first for Hong Kong and then for mainland China, where I spent another three months studying still more Chinese and generally kicking around the country. – Eric Allin Cornell
  4. We decided to play the NEC because we were asked to, and because we actually rather like the place: we've always enjoyed doing it before. We don't often get sensible offers to play in the UK, so most years we just play on the mainland with the occasional exotic detour. – Andrew Eldritch
  5. A trip to the mainland was a big event and happened maybe once a year, although now you can get across in a speed boat in seven minutes but then it was a long way away. – Jeremy Irons
  6. Zhang Yimou is one of the best directors on mainland China. – Jet Li
  7. I don't see America as a mainland but as a sea, a big ocean. Sometimes a storm arises, a formidable current develops, and it seems it will engulf everything. Wait a moment, another current will appear and bring the first one to naught. – Jacques Maritain
  8. And so, I mean, he declared war right there and then in so many words and Alex says later in the book, nobody in the White House from that point on had any doubt that we were going to bomb the mainland of Asia. – James Stockdale
  9. But if the Chinese mainland the PRC, attacked Taiwan, we'd be obligated to come to their aid. – Fred Thompson

Usage examples for mainland

  1. In and out among the islands of the great gulf the steamer wound, bringing them nearer, ever nearer to the mainland – The Shagganappi by E. Pauline Johnson
  2. One stunted ash, with boughs tortured and bent toward the mainland stood by the gate, which was lock'd. – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  3. I suppose at some time they must have slipped from the mainland but that was undoubtedly in the far- back past. – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  4. Day after day the little vessel sailed slowly southward, keeping the shore of the mainland always upon the right. – Old Greek Stories by James Baldwin
  5. But they never attained their end, the subjection of the mainland – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  6. This siege was indeed an advantage to the Americans as it distressed the enemy and gave an opportunity to obtain supplies from the mainland – The Path of Empire A Chronicle of the United States as a World Power, Volume 46 in The Chronicles of America Series by Carl Russell Fish
  7. I promised him protection if he and his people would return to the mainland and become true subjects to the Khedive. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  8. The way through to the mainland – Major Vigoureux by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  9. As to unity he held out few hopes; it was popular in Sicily but not on the mainland where the king had a strong following. – Cavour by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  10. He was on the point of despatching another boat, when the look- out man from the signal- station reported that a dhow was in sight coming across from the mainland – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. These islands during the low water months are joined to the mainland and are covered with a dense high grass in which many deer live. – The Soul of a People by H. Fielding
  12. Why did they not make for the mainland – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  13. On the way thither the travellers spent one night at a small town on the mainland called Cockan. – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  14. S., with the mainland – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  15. Venice was founded by men and women who fled from a Roman city on the mainland which was ruined by the barbarians in the fifth century after Christ. – Introductory American History by Henry Eldridge Bourne Elbert Jay Benton
  16. This incident took place nearly twenty years ago on the mainland – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  17. You will look out for dhows either going up to, or coming down from Angoxa, and for others running along the coast, which are certain to pass between the island and the mainland – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. The old man himself is hoping that I will print it, for it would not be fair, he says, that it should die out of the world, and he is the only man here who knows it, and none of them have ever heard it on the mainland – The Aran Islands by John M. Synge
  19. Few know anything about the beautiful islands or the grand forests of the mainland – The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899] by James Rodway
  20. They now wear it back, and, driving the shore line across the lagoon or meadow, cut a line of low cliffs on the mainland – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton