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Investigators have been dispatched to the remote penal colony where he is being held. Times, Sunday Times (2016)France keeps a garrison of more than 3,000 soldiers spread across its former colonies in the region. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The belief at the time was that they had only been in the former British colony for a few hundred years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Beaches in the former British colony were largely abandoned yesterday and a handful of the restaurants on the main tourist strip were closed. Times, Sunday Times (2017)As Britain embarks on its own fractious exit from a regional club, some are now looking towards the former colony for lessons. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The high court trial in the former British colony closely resembled a UK criminal court proceeding. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are other plants whose natural habit is to form colonies of suckers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They live in colonies and do not move far. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Transportation to one of the colonies was the most important of these. Scottish Voices 1745-1960 (1990)Their meals included sugar and tea imported from distant colonies. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)Sixty years ago the colonies were in their infancy. English Conservatism since the Restoration: An introduction and anthology (1990)Most live in illegal colonies that ring the northern outskirts of the city. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Or a colony will vanish one summer and return the next. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Two are in a penal colony. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What are to be our future relations with the British colonies across the sea? English Conservatism since the Restoration: An introduction and anthology (1990)Where there is room for it, it grows in large colonies. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This brought peace to the American colonies. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)Entering the former British colony was always a shock to my system. Christianity Today (2000)The resident population on this island is 6,000 pairs of puffins and a large seal colony. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The tiles can also be found throughout Spain and its former colonies. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We are in an unnamed country's penal colony. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is found mainly in waste places, and quickly forms dense colonies. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It also alters ocean currents, which move fish stocks farther away from the colony in some years. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In the eighteenth century all the colonies maintained agents in London to present the colonial point of view before board members. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)From this were established breeding colonies throughout the world, and hundreds were released in Hawaii. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Through the influence of disapproving in-laws, a husband leaves his family to take up a government post in a distant colony. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)
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British English: colony NOUN
A colony is a country which is controlled by a more powerful country.
…in France's former North African colonies.
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