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Hawaii (həˈwaɪɪ Pronunciation for Hawaii



  1. a state of the US in the central Pacific, consisting of over 20 volcanic islands and atolls, including Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and Molokai: discovered by Captain Cook in 1778; annexed by the US in 1898; naval base at Pearl Harbor attacked by the Japanese in 1941, a major cause of US entry into World War II; became a state in 1959. Capital: Honolulu. Pop: 1 257 608 (2003 est). Area: 16 640 sq km (6425 sq miles) Former name: Sandwich Islands Abbreviation: Ha, (with zip code) HI

Example Sentences Including 'Hawaii'

'I feel like I'm in Hawaii ,' Alice giggled, snapping away with her camera.
Cecelia Ahern 2004 PS, I LOVE YOU (2004)
And, lying beneath a postcard from Hawaii signed `Dizzy", a front-door key.
Stewart, Michael Compulsion
But all a grateful Bob could say was: `I've never been to Hawaii.
Independent (1999)
Having given most of their supplies to the expedition, they were about to return to Hawaii.
Ballard, J. G. Rushing to Paradise
Hawaii commands a certain special, knowing reverence from Canadians, whether they've been there or not.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Hunter, Louise H., Buddhism in Hawaii : Its Impact on a Yankee Community (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1971).
Montgomery, Daniel B Fire in the Lotus - the dynamic Buddhism of Nichiren
In 1998, researchers at the University of Hawaii produced decaffeinated coffee plants using a gene "antisense" method.
New Scientist (2003)
Now, with yesterday's news of his arrest for drunk driving in Hawaii , Mr. Campbell's political future is in peril.
Globe and Mail (2003)
On December 7, 1941, Japan mounted a devastating sneak attack on America, bombing the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
Glasgow Herald (2001)


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