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  • n. Plural form of Hebridean.

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Examples

  • I wish you could have seen and heard the Gaelic folk play produced by Hebrideans of Vancouver.

    The Music of the People

  • In 1558 the Hebrideans had become so strong in Ulster that the archbishop of Armagh urged on the government the advisability of their expulsion by procuring their Irish neighbors,

    An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America

  • Indeed, the whole expedition was highly perilous, considering the season of the year, the precarious chance of getting sea-worthy boats, and the ignorance of the Hebrideans, who, notwithstanding the opportunities, I may say the necessities, of their situation, are very careless and unskilful sailors. '

    Life of Johnson

  • 'I find that the Highlanders and Hebrideans in general are much fonder of your Journey than the low-country or hither

    Life Of Johnson

  • 'There has been a numerous flight of Hebrideans in Edinburgh this summer, whom I have been happy to entertain at my house.

    Life Of Johnson

  • [783] He was long remembered amongst the lower order of Hebrideans by the title of Sassenach More, the big Englishman.

    Life Of Johnson

  • We were now able to get the names of persons and things, and so our ears got familiarized with the distinctive sounds of their language; and being always keenly on the alert, we made extraordinary progress in attempting bits of conversation and in reducing their speech for the first time to a written form -- for the New Hebrideans had no literature, and not even the rudiments of an alphabet.

    The Story of John G. Paton Or Thirty Years Among South Sea Cannibals

  • The English government should purchase the most northern and barren of those islands; it should send over to us the honest, primitive Hebrideans, settle them here on good lands, as a reward for their virtue and ancient poverty; and replace them with a colony of her wicked sons.

    Letters from an American Farmer

  • [783] He was long remembered amongst the lower order of Hebrideans by the title of _Sassenach More_, the _big Englishman_.

    Life of Johnson, Volume 2 1765-1776

  • 'I find that the Highlanders and Hebrideans in general are much fonder of your _Journey_ than the low-country or _hither_ Scots.

    Life of Johnson, Volume 2 1765-1776

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