American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Situated on this side of the Atlantic Ocean.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated on this (the speaker's) side of the Atlantic ocean.
- adj. alternative spelling of Cisatlantic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. On this side of the Atlantic Ocean; -- used of the eastern or the western side, according to the standpoint of the writer.
“From Madison, Wisconsin, Susan David Bernstein wrote in to cisatlantic Times with this needed perspective: The recent account of the culture of the new British Library Reading Rooms bears a remarkable resemblance to the celebrated ambiance of the old British Museum Reading Room.”
“The present memoir will, therefore, simply comprise a brief sketch of the most interesting portion of Mr. Brown's history while in America, together with a short account of his subsequent cisatlantic career.”
“Yours, true to your blood (for you are _Scot Scotorum_), is the humorist's way: how many passengers you have warmed and tickled with your genial chaff, hiding constant kindness under a jocose word, perhaps teasing us Americans on our curious conduct of knives and forks, or (for a change) taking the cisatlantic side of the jape, esteeming no less highly a sound poke at British foibles.”
“The language of the excellent Mary Ellen, for instance, comes to me with a distinct cisatlantic sound.”
“Both preferred a continental to an insular manner of life, a cisatlantic to a transatlantic place of residence.”
“America did not become a cisatlantic Britain, as some of the colonial adventurers had hoped.”
“The primary division, both in the case of the New England Pilgrims and in that of our Revolutionary patriots, was based on clearer perceptions of certain truths on the part of the cisatlantic English; and this claiming of separate standards in literature is a continuation of that historic attitude.”
“Revolutionary patriots, was based on clearer perceptions of certain truths on the part of the cisatlantic English; and this claiming of separate standards in literature is a continuation of that historic attitude.”
“New plans -- secular, ethical, philosophical, religious, cisatlantic, transatlantic -- long enough to make a line reaching from the German universities to Great Salt Lake”
“One may therefore with confidence write down in a grave Essay like this, and expect it to be believed even by those who have not Morse's Geography before their eyes, that there still is, and long has been, a fall of Water by common courtesy distinguished as The Cataract of Niagara; and a river in the State of Connecticut, called, without any of our 'usual' cisatlantic inflation, Connecticut River.”
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