Oriental in a sentence

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Definition of Oriental

  • Of or pertaining to the orient or east; eastern; concerned with the East or Orientalism; -- opposed to occidental; as, Oriental countries.
  • A native or inhabitant of the Orient or some Eastern part of the world; an Asiatic.
  • Eastern Christians of the Greek rite.

How to use oriental in a sentence. Oriental pronunciation.

He was more Oriental, more fatalist, than he knew.
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He was not confused, but the glitter and splendour, the Oriental gorgeousness of the picture into which he stepped, excited his eye, roused some new sense in him.
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Christian though he was, he was, nevertheless, Oriental to his farthermost corner, and had the culture of a French savant.
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He was seldom without the string of beads so many Orientals love to carry, and, Armenian Christian as he was, the act seemed almost religious.
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In the latter place he had been one of the Turkish Embassy, and, having none of the outward characteristics of the Turk, and being in appearance more of a Spaniard than an Oriental, he had, by his gifts, his address and personal appearance, won the good-will of the Duchess of Middlesex, and had had that success all too flattering to the soul of a libertine.
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It had, however, been the means of his premature retirement from England, for his chief at the Embassy had a preference for an Oriental entourage.
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This still Quaker, with the white shining face and pontifical hat, with his address of "thee" and "thou," and his forms of speech almost Oriental in their imagery and simplicity, himself an archaism, had impressed them with a sense of power.
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That crime should be followed by secrecy and further crime, if need be, seems natural to the Oriental mind.
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He was willing to pay in kind; but what Oriental ever paid a debt without a gift in return, even as a bartering Irishman demands his lucky penny. "So be it, excellency, and my life is thine to spill upon the ground, a scarlet cloth for thy feet.
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Thus was their bargain made over the dead body; and Mizraim had an almost superstitious reverence for the fulfilment of a bond, the one virtue rarely found in the Oriental.
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Might not this Oriental mind, with that faith, be a power to redeem the land?
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At first it seemed to her that a trap had been set, and that David was to be the victim of Oriental duplicity; but revolt, as she did, from the miserable creature before them, she saw at last that he spoke the truth.
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Kaid chuckled to have this tribute, as he thought, from a Christian, who did not blink at Oriental facts, and was honest.
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This truth was not Oriental on the face of it.
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That Nahoum should seek David, who had displaced him from his high office, was scarcely Oriental, when his every cue was to have revenge on his rival.
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The Oriental instinctively pierced the mind of the Oriental.
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He could have realised fully the fierce, blinding passion for revenge which had almost overcome Nahoum's calculating mind in the dark night, with his foe in the next room, which had driven him suddenly from his bed to fall upon David, only to find Mahommed Hassan watching-also with the instinct of the Oriental.
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Oriental fatalism met inveterate Oriental distrust and then instinctively Kaid's eyes turned to David.
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A struggle between the East and the West was here to be fought out between two wills; between an intellectual libertine steeped in Oriental guilt and cruelty and self-indulgence, and a being selfless, human, and in an agony of remorse for a life lost by his hand.
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The rest is as it must be-" There was a touch of Oriental philosophy in his mind-was it not Galilee and the Nazarene, that Oriental source from which Mahomet also drew?
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Examples of Oriental

Example #1
He had also early in his life learned that an honest smile begets confidence; and his face, grave and even a little austere in outline, was usually lighted by a smile.
Example #2
David knew that he ran risks, that his confidence invited the occasional madness of a fanatical mind, which makes murder of the infidel a passport to heaven; but as a man he took his chances, and as a Christian he believed he would suffer no mortal hurt till his appointed time.
Example #3
He was a curious figure in those surroundings.
Example #4
As David moved forward, his mind was embarrassed by many impressions.
Example #5
It made Achmet Pasha sit up aghast, and Nahoum Pasha, the astute Armenian, for a long time past the confidant and favourite of the Prince Pasha, laugh in his throat; for, if there was a man in Egypt who enjoyed the thrust of a word or the bite of a phrase, it was Nahoum.
Example #6
There was nothing in them which could be challenged, could be construed into active criticism of men or things; and yet much he said was horrifying.