piece of sub-continental land completely surrounded by water

Islands are sub-continental landforms that are surrounded by water.

Cyprus Island from space


  • Fast-anchor'd isle.
  • Island of bliss! amid the subject Seas,
    That thunder round thy rocky coasts, set up,
    At once the wonder, terror, and delight
    Of distant nations; whose remotest shore
    Can soon be shaken by thy naval arm;
    Not to be shook thyself, but all assaults
    Baffling, like thy hoar cliffs the loud sea-wave.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 401-02.
  • From the sprinkled isles,
    Lily on lily, that o'erlace the sea.
  • Beautiful isle of the sea,
    Smile on the brow of the waters.
  • O, it's a snug little island!
    A right little, tight little island!
  • Sprinkled along the waste of years
    Full many a soft green isle appears:
    Pause where we may upon the desert road,
    Some shelter is in sight, some sacred safe abode.
    • John Keble, The Christian Year, The First Sunday in Advent, Stanza 8.
  • Ay, many flowering islands lie
    In the waters of wide Agony.
  • Sark, fairer than aught in the world that the lit skies cover,
    Laughs inly behind her cliffs, and the seafarers mark
    As a shrine where the sunlight serves, though the blown clouds hover, Sark.
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