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Surinam   /sˌʊrənˈɑm/   Listen

A republic in northeastern South America on the Atlantic; achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1975.  Synonyms: Dutch Guiana, Netherlands Guiana, Republic of Suriname, Suriname.

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"Surinam" Quotes from Famous Books

... was immediately sold as a slave. Oroonoko made his way down to the seashore, and was there allured, under false pretenses of hospitality, on board an English ship. He was carried to the West Indies, and sold to a planter of Surinam, the colony in which Mrs. Behn was living, and where by a remarkable chance Imoinda had already been sold. The beauty of Imoinda had brought about her a large number of suitors, all of whom met with a cold repulse. The tenderness ...
— A History of English Prose Fiction • Bayard Tuckerman

... grotesqueness. Above all, I was struck with the profusion of windows, so large and so many, that the houses look all glass. Mr. Pitt's window tax, with its pretty little additionals sprouting out from it like young toadlets on the back of a Surinam toad, would certainly improve the appearance of the Hamburg houses, which have a slight summer look, not in keeping with their size, incongruous with the climate, and precluding that feeling of retirement and self- content, which one wishes to associate ...
— Biographia Literaria • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Words linked to "Surinam" :   Netherlands Guiana, South American country, South American nation, Paramaribo, Guiana, Organization of American States, capital of Suriname, OAS

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