Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island of central Hawaii between Oahu and Maui. The Belgian missionary Father Damien established a leper colony on the northern coast in 1860.

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  • proper n. The fifth largest island of Hawaii.

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  • n. an island of central Hawaii (between Maui and Oahu)

Etymologies

Hawaiian Moloka╩╗i (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Molokai -- "_Molokai ahina_," the "grey," lofty, and most desolate island -- along all its northern side plunges a front of precipice into a sea of unusual profundity.

    Father Damien, an Open Letter to the Reverend Dr. Hyde of Honolulu

  • GETTING TO MOLOKAI: A ferry runs between Molokai and Lahaina on Maui twice a day.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Leprosy is terrible, there is no getting away from that; but from what little I know of the disease and its degree of contagiousness, I would by far prefer to spend the rest of my days in Molokai than in any tuberculosis sanatorium.

    Chapter 7

  • But the segregation of the lepers on Molokai is not the horrible nightmare that has been so often exploited by

    Chapter 7

  • I would prefer one year of life in Molokai to five years of life in the above - mentioned cesspools of human degradation and misery.

    Chapter 7

  • On the other hand, if that same leper is in Molokai, the surgeon will operate upon the foot, remove the ulcer, cleanse the bone, and put a complete stop to that particular ravage of the disease.

    Chapter 7

  • For that matter, if it were given me to choose between being compelled to live in Molokai for the rest of my life, or in the East End of London, the East Side of New York, or the Stockyards of Chicago, I would select Molokai without debate.

    Chapter 7

  • But the segregation of the lepers on Molokai is not the horrible nightmare that has been so often exploited by YELLOW writers.

    Chapter 7

  • I would by far prefer to spend the rest of my days in Molokai than in any tuberculosis sanatorium.

    Chapter 7

  • Molokai is not the horrible nightmare that has been so often exploited by yellow writers.

    The Lepers of Molokai

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