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Below you will find the definition of aboriginal, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia
EXAMPLES - Aboriginal in a Sentence
- Both suspects are described as aboriginal, one a little older than the other. (source)
- Outsiders blasted Shanghai, with one Web post ridiculing its "aboriginal" dialect. (source)
- The second suspect is also described as aboriginal in appearance with a medium build, (source)
- A second male suspect is described as aboriginal, about six feet tall with a husky build. (source)
- The suspect is described as aboriginal in appearance, about five-foot-eight, with a stocky build. (source)
- Ross is described as aboriginal, 5-foot-3, 140 pounds, has brown eyes and shoulder-length black hair. (source)
- He is described as aboriginal, 5-foot-6, with a medium build and dark shoulder-length hair with bangs. (source)
- RCMP said the males are described as aboriginal, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9, with medium builds and brown eyes. (source)
- The suspects are described as aboriginal in appearance, in their early twenties and wearing dark clothing. (source)
- But the Romans likewise called the aboriginal tribes of North Africa, Moors, or Mauri, and some contend that (source)
- In today's Globe and Mail, La Wente defends Dick Pound's recent statement calling aboriginal cultures "savagery". (source)
- Wells is described as aboriginal, five feet four inches (164) cm tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds (54 kilograms). (source)
- He is described as aboriginal, about 25 years old, six feet tall and 225 pounds, with a clean-shaven face and short hair. (source)
- Rights Act does not provide for claims on the basis of so-called aboriginal rights which are recognised in other countries. (source)
- The first suspect is described as aboriginal in appearance, 5-foot-9, 150 pounds, with short dark hair and a thin moustache. (source)
- The boy is described as aboriginal, five-foot-nine inches tall, weighing 50 kilograms with short dark hair and blond highlights. (source)
- She is described as aboriginal, with a fair complexion, 5-foot-4, 125 pounds, with medium-length straight black hair and brown eyes. (source)
-  The word "aboriginal" is used here for convenience and not as conveying any assertion as to the origin of the pre-Aryan population. (source)
- The second is described as aboriginal appearance, 178cm tall, stocky build and wearing a dark top, a balaclava, jeans, sneakers and gloves. (source)
- One is described as aboriginal appearance, 186-190cm tall, slim build, and wearing jeans and a long sleeve green shirt over his head and black gloves. (source)
- Flett is described as aboriginal, five feet one inch tall (155 cm), weighing 110 pounds (49 kilograms) and with short straight brown hair and brown eyes. (source)
- Blackbird is described as aboriginal, five feet eight inches tall (176 cm), weighing approximately 175 pounds (79 kilograms) with brown hair and brown eyes. (source)
- With the innate sentiments of a kind of aboriginal human nature Mr. Judd was at home; with the practical working of every-day motives he seemed strangely unfamiliar. (source)
- Of the four main aboriginal villages in the lands around the Bay of Tayouan, the company's closest ally was Sinkan, which was the smallest, having a population of around 1,000. (source)
- Mohammedanism is believed to have been introduced into Yunnan in or about the year 1275, and it made most progress among the so-called aboriginal tribes, the Lolos and the Mantzu. (source)
- But the hunting-license system left large parts of the Sino-aboriginal trading economy outside company control, as smugglers vied with the company for influence in aboriginal villages. (source)
- Police are reviewing video surveillance from the store and said the first suspect is described as aboriginal in appearance with a heavy build, about 6-feet-tall, with long dark brown hair. (source)
- In the end what is at stake is the ability of those who self-identify as aboriginal being allowed the chance to raise their children on native land under the cultural teachings of their people. (source)
- We would expect the Spanish to mention Chinese in aboriginal villages if they were there, since missionaries in the Philippines nearly always pointed out the presence of Chinese in native villages. (source)
- The Royal Proclamation of 1763 issued by Britain's King George III is the legal basis for aboriginal land claims and assertions of self-government and is rightly known as the aboriginal people's Magna Carta. (source)
- These little touches of feeling were not lost upon Selah: she noticed them at once, and recognised in what Ernest would have called her aboriginal unregenerate vocabulary that she was dealing with a true gentleman. (source)
- Police tell CJOB that at about 2: 30 pm, a woman and a 2-year-old child were the only people home at 1313 Logan Avenue, when four people - described as aboriginal in appearance - burst into the home ... one carrying a handgun, another a machete, and a third a baseball bat. (source)
- The man some called the aboriginal conciliator, George Augustus Robinson, wrote about local Aborigines tapping into the trees for the sweet and well flavoured liquid resembling the flavour of cider, he wrote 'the natives were fond of the juice and I am told it frequently made them drunk'. (source)
- The existence of this extensive aboriginal trading system perhaps also explains the second unusual feature of northern Taiwanese aboriginal society: Esquivel and the other missionaries make little mention of Chinese merchants living in aboriginal villages, whereas Dutch sources mention many Chinese living in villages near Tayouan. (source)
- The company was still technically at peace with all of the villages, so the governor ordered his troops not to attack the pirates if they sought refuge in aboriginal villages. 4 He soon learned, however, that "the inhabitants of the village of Mattau, which can be reached via the river of Wankan, are harboring [the] pirate junks along with 170 Chinese pirates, whom they have lodged in their houses." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "aboriginal" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 11 synonyms for aboriginal.
ancient, earliest, endemic, first, indigenous, native, original, primary, primeval, primitive, primordial
We have 3 antonyms for aboriginal.
foreign, modern, new
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of aboriginal from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Having existed in a region from the beginning: aboriginal forests. See Synonyms at native.
- (adjective) Of or relating to aborigines.
- (adjective) Of or relating to the indigenous peoples of Australia.
- (noun) An aborigine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) First; original; indigenous; primitive; native.
- (adjective) Of or pertaining to aborigines.
- (noun) An original inhabitant of any land; one of the aborigines.
- (noun) An animal or a plant native to the region.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Existing from the origin or beginning; hence, first; original; primitive: as, aboriginal people are the first inhabitants of a country known to history.
- (None) Pertaining to aborigines; hence, primitive; simple; unsophisticated: as, aboriginal customs; aboriginal apathy.
- (None) In geology and botany, native; indigenous; autochthonous.
- (noun) An original inhabitant; one of the people living in a country at the period of the earliest historical knowledge of it; an autochthon.
- (noun) A species of animals or plants which originated within a given area.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) of or pertaining to members of the indigenous people of Australia
- (adjective) characteristic of or relating to people inhabiting a region from the beginning
- (noun) a dark-skinned member of a race of people living in Australia when Europeans arrived
- (adjective) having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state
- (noun) an indigenous person who was born in a particular place