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Western hemisphere   /wˈɛstərn hˈɛmɪsfˌɪr/   Listen
Western hemisphere

The hemisphere that includes North America and South America.  Synonyms: New World, occident.

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"Western hemisphere" Quotes from Famous Books

... chief diversion. In them he expressed his unqualified disapproval of the Western Hemisphere. The assurance that they would be read by an adoring group of feminine relatives gave wing to an imagination that was not wont to soar. Today, however, inspiration was lacking. On opening the drawer of the first desk he came to, he found a letter half ...
— The Honorable Percival • Alice Hegan Rice

... older, the other a little younger, than himself. From their home on the heights of Staten Island, the children looked out day by day upon one of the most romantic scenes in the world—the gateway to the Western Hemisphere. They could see the great steamships of all the nations threading their way through the Narrows and passing in procession up the glorious expanse of New York Bay, to which the incessant local traffic of tug-boats, river steamers and huge steam-ferries lent an ever-shifting ...
— Poems • Alan Seeger

Words linked to "Western hemisphere" :   hemisphere, North America, New World, South America

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