American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A landlocked country of south-central South America. Inhabited principally by the Guarani, the region was first explored by Europeans in 1516 and grew around the colony of Asunción (founded in the 1530s). Paraguay achieved de facto independence from Spain in 1811 and was ruled by a series of dictators in the 19th century. Paraguay was involved in costly wars with Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay (1865-1870) and Bolivia (1932-1935). Asunción is the capital and the largest city. Population: 6,670,000.
- n. a landlocked republic in south central South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1811
- Disputed; from Guaraní Payagua ("Payagua tribe") i ("water") or para ("river") guai ("crown") or para ("river") gua ("from") i ("water"). (Wiktionary)
“Paraguay, and whose foliage is an article of great importance throughout Spanish America, and vended under the name of _Paraguay”
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
“Such was the old Paraguay, [Footnote: Compare Charlevoix, _Histoire de Paraguay_, with Robertson, _Letters on Paraguay_.] and such, we may suppose, would have been the new, had the plans of those who designed it been realized.”
“I wish that Bush would live happily ever after on a ranch in Paraguay with the reputation of being the only US President to flee the country rather than face prosecution.”
“If you have this kind of damaged, defeated, christianist, white supremacist, male dominated worldview, you will easily decide to loot what is available for looting as you prepare your compound in Paraguay with its own private and pristine water source that will not be affected by the desertification of much of the globe.”
“The writing in The News from Paraguay is never less than capable, at times rising to a kind of restrained lyricism that nevertheless avoids any obviously "poetic" language.”
“They're in Paraguay and Argentina and Chile and benefiting from the booming commodity markets that are in South America.”
“[...] 24, 2009 · No Comments The admission of paternity by Fernando Lugo, formerly a Catholic bishop and now President of Paraguay, is one of the more [...] 24 April 2009, 12: 52 pm”
“However, since Paraguay is a predominantly Catholic country, many are disappointed in the fact that Lugo violated the clerical vows of celibacy, but to some self-described atheists like Liam of Políticamente Incorrecto [es], that is a non-issue.”
“Recently, the first cases of yellow fever in Paraguay in 34 years were reported.”
“Okay, when have I ever had to buy a Visa card except off of the shady guy on the street corner in Paraguay when I was on the run from the black ops CIA?”
Looking for tweets for Paraguay.