- n. The continent that is the southern part of the Americas. It is east of the Pacific Ocean, west of the Atlantic Ocean, south of North America and north of Antarctica.
- n. a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama
- n. the nations of the South American continent collectively
“A scholar of indigenous languages in South America discerned that the language was a relatively unknown dialect called Yanomami.”
“The rheas, native to South America, are not quite so exceptional, since South America itself was an island until the rise of the Panama land bridge.”
“Getting their heads together were Deke Slayton, the director of flight crew operations; Bob Gilruth, the MSC director; George Low, the Apollo program manager and the official who had traveled throughout South America with Armstrong in 1966; and Chris Kraft, the director of flight operations.”
“The negroes of the West India Islands and of South America have for the most part the religion of the original conquerors and settlers of those regions, and the matter is treated under the respective proper titles.”
“Dobritzhoffer remarks that the Guaranies of South America on like occasions knit their brows. 4”
“South America during the Great War was a neutral continent except for the colonies of British Guinea on the northeast coast and the British Falkland Islands, 2,000 miles to the south.”
“And here, yielding to an irresistible impulse, I wrote my name upon the nose of a steatite monster from South America that particularly took my fancy.”
“There are no roads connecting Panama to South America over the wild Darien Gap, so I flew on to the El Dorado Airport in Bogota to start my year as a volunteer with El Minuto de Dios in Colombia.”
“A tiny little insect called the boll weevil had migrated from South America and was quickly destroying their crops.”
“South America and in the Portuguese colonies, wherever, in short,”
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