desert island

noun

: an island where no people live
stranded on a desert island

Examples of desert island in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Buy Now 19 of 31 'The Albatross' and 'Circe' by Madeline Miller Take an Odyssey with this modern retelling of the myth of Circe, who has to decide whether to side with the gods or mortals after her father, Zeus, banishes her to a desert island. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 19 Apr. 2024 Well, Radcliffe plays a corpse whose lifeless body provides the means of survival for a man stranded on a desert island (Paul Dano). EW.com, 26 Oct. 2023 Yeah, the foundation and the lips for the desert island. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 7 Feb. 2024 Our relationship, being husband and wife, that exists on a desert island somewhere. Mikey O'Connell, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Jan. 2024 Alderman has an undeniable talent for concocting a twisty, rollicking narrative, replete with assassination attempts, desert island bunkers and machine-learning prophets. Ian Wang, New York Times, 7 Nov. 2023 Or how about a pop-up restaurant on a desert island, so the owners can enjoy Michelin-caliber dining in a pristine setting? Gemma Harris, Robb Report, 31 Aug. 2023 There is an old joke about a pious man stranded on a desert island. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 8 July 2023 For ultimate privacy guests can reserve their sister island, Vomo Lailai, for a gourmet desert island picnic beneath a lava wave formation, sunbathing and swimming, with a two-way radio to call for the boat. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Apr. 2023

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“Desert island.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desert%20island. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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