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A heavily fortified demilitarized zone divides the Korean peninsula.
  a large mass of land projecting into a body of water — especially if connected to the larger land mass by an isthmus
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  • A heavily fortified demilitarized zone divides the Korean peninsula.
  • The Moors crossed the Mediterranean into the Iberian peninsula.
  • It was a peninsula, protected on three sides by the curving river.
    Jack London  --  Before Adam
  • eight or nine tiny yellow cabins clustered on a peninsula that jutted northward into the Rainy River.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried

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  • General Principles, who fought in the Peninsular War.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • She set a goal to make it to a red buoy she spotted, near the bend of a peninsula, deep in the bay.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Much of the Arabian peninsula: The Pitiless Waste.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • I grew up in a poor, rural, racially segregated settlement on the eastern shore of the Delmarva Peninsula, in Delaware, where the racial history of this country casts a long shadow The coastal communities that stretched from Virginia and eastern Maryland to lower Delaware were unapologetically Southern.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • We heard a bunch of boring junk about the expressway—how many years it took to finish it, how many miles long it was, how much it cost to build it, how it ran all the way from the Upper Peninsula in Michigan to Florida, all kinds of thrilling news.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • Monterey Peninsula College was called to the pool.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts

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  • Beneath the peninsular fort of La Cite, across the river from the old city, there are rooms of bandages, rooms of ammunition, even an underground hospital, or so it is believed.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • As I get off-peninsula—moving away from the buildings and businesses of downtown Portland and onto the more suburban mainland—the houses get smaller and farther apart, set back on weedy, patchy yards.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • The peninsula.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Hiss ruminated, scratching his rather peninsular jaw; Sophie waited.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Seward Peninsula, just below Arctic Circle?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • We left her standing upon the thin peninsula of firm, peaty soil which tapered out into the widespread bog.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The king (Don Carlos) has not left Bourges, and the peninsula is in the enjoyment of profound peace.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Two o’clock and the whole corner of the peninsula was blazing with light, which fell unreal on the shrubbery and made thin elongating glints upon the roadside wires.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • They’re clearly intending to cut off the peninsula where Cherbourg is located.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • On the outskirts of the town, within the verge of the peninsula, but not in close vicinity to any other habitation, there was a small thatched cottage.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The whole aircraft shook and rumbled as we charged down the runway, taking off to the southwest, directly into the desert wind which gusted out of the mainland Arabian peninsula.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Two hours later, Clovis pointed at a narrow peninsula that lay before them.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The long and narrow peninsula of Malacca, extending south-eastward from the territories of Birmah, forms the most southerly point of all Asia.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • ’tis a peninsular!’
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • But it was a what-do-you-call-it, a peninsula.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • He, like several other cousins, went to work at Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point steel mill and live in Turner Station, a small community of black workers on a peninsula in the Patapsco River, about twenty miles from downtown Baltimore.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • There’s a big peninsula of land below us, and my old home town, Seward, is at the bottom of the peninsula, here.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Driven to the sea by the volcano of history, they had turned at bay on the last peninsula.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Now Tommy turned sharply down to the shore, ran out a blunt peninsula, and stopped in the rear of a small shore hotel.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Since Avonlea occupied a little triangular peninsula jutting out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence with water on two sides of it, anybody who went out of it or into it had to pass over that hill road and so run the unseen gauntlet of Mrs. Rachel’s all-seeing eye.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • And Malaysia is in Southeast Asia and it is made up of peninsular Malaysia and Sabah and Sarawak and Labuan and the capital is Kuala Lumpur and the highest mountain is Mount Kinabalu, which is 4,101 meters high, but that wasn’t on the advert.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • Thousands of handkerchiefs were waving above these tightly packed masses, hailing the Abraham Lincoln until it reached the waters of the Hudson River, at the tip of the long peninsula that forms New York City.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The kingdom is a peninsula, terminated to the north-east by a ridge of mountains thirty miles high, which are altogether impassable, by reason of the volcanoes upon the tops: neither do the most learned know what sort of mortals inhabit beyond those mountains, or whether they be inhabited at all.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Among other things, he said that the sun was not a god but a red-hot stone, bigger than the entire Peloponnesian peninsula.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The idea of a peninsular Macondo prevailed for a long time, inspired by the arbitrary map that Jose Arcadio Buendia sketched on his return from the expedition.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The famous Fountain of Youth, if I am rightly informed, is situated in the southern part of the Floridian peninsula, not far from Lake Macaco.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment
  • Comparative linguistics has traced even deeper roots, reaching back beyond the early third millennium when the peoples who would become the Greeks first broke off from their kindred linguistic groups and descended into the Balkan peninsula.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • I found Finny beside the woods playing and fighting—the two were approximately the same thing to him—and I stood there wondering whether things weren’t simpler and better at the northern terminus of these woods, a thousand miles due north into the wilderness, somewhere deep in the Arctic, where the peninsula of trees which began at Devon would end at last in an untouched grove of pine, austere and beautiful.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • At length he arrived at a firm piece of ground, which ran like a peninsula into the deep bosom of the swamp.
    Washington Irving  --  The Devil and Tom Walker
  • MacArthur was soon forced to withdraw 65,000 Filipinos and 15,000 American troops from a defense of Luzon and into the mountains of the Bataan peninsula.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • She was also very funny about the Bridge Party—indeed she regarded the entire peninsula as a comic opera.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • A scheme to enclose the peninsular delta of the North Bull at Dollymount and erect on the space of the foreland, used for golf links and rifle ranges, an asphalted esplanade with casinos, booths, shooting galleries, hotels, boardinghouses, readingrooms, establishments for mixed bathing.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He pointed across the barranca to a group of Indian huts on a peninsula of rock jutting out across the chasm.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • We flew southeast, over the dry, flat plains of the Orange Free State and the green and mountainous Cape peninsula.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Over on a dark peninsula a piano was playing the songs of last summer and of summers before that— songs from "Chin-Chin" and "The Count of Luxemburg" and "The Chocolate Soldier"—and because the sound of a piano over a stretch of water had always seemed beautiful to Dexter he lay perfectly quiet and listened.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Winter Dreams
  • Galloping low with Woolf flat over his back, Seabiscuit flew into the lane, the clean peninsula of track narrowing ahead as the crowd pushed forward.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • A natural spring of soft and pleasant water—a rare treasure on the sea-girt peninsula where the Puritan settlement was made—had early induced Matthew Maule to build a hut, shaggy with thatch, at this point, although somewhat too remote from what was then the centre of the village.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Together we had managed his practice, first in Corpus Christi, later in Alpena, a small town in the northern part of Michigan’s lower peninsula.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • I believe Mussolini was not kidding about blasting pieces out of his Alps and Apennines to let the cold foggy currents of Germany over the peninsula and make the Perugini and the Romans into fighters.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Charleston is built on a peninsula located between two tidal rivers, the Ashley and the Cooper, which flow together to form CharlestonHarbor.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
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