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seashore

[see-shawr, -shohr] /ˈsiˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr/
noun
1.
land along the sea or ocean.
2.
Law. the ground between the ordinary high-water and low-water marks.
Origin of seashore
1520-1530
1520-30; sea + shore1
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  • The numberless stars of heaven, and the sands on the seashore are the parallels of the idea we find here.

    Sermons Clement Bailhache
  • The taste is pleasant, and the odor is distinctly that of the seashore.

  • Hence the best place to get acquainted with them is along the seashore or near some lake or stream.

  • I would suggest your going to some resort, either in the mountains or at the seashore.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • It inhabits the coasts exclusively, and is known as the seashore wolf.

  • It appears to respire as easily in the most rarefied air as on the seashore.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • Go down to the seashore and hide yourself behind the rocks close to where the tent was spread.

  • Then he has a glorious visit to the seashore, but this is in the next story.

    Sunny Boy in the Big City Ramy Allison White
  • Bodinnick is an inland village which has fallen by accident upon a seashore, at least that is the impression it gives.

    Cornwall G. E. Mitton
  • So are the fields, the woods, the seashore, the open country everywhere.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
British Dictionary definitions for seashore

seashore

/ˈsiːˌʃɔː/
noun
1.
land bordering on the sea
2.
the land between the marks of high and low water
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Word Origin and History for seashore
n.

also sea-shore, 1520s, from sea + shore (n.). Old English used særima "sea-rim," sæ-strande, etc.

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