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Relating to the countries of the West:‘modern occidental society’
- ‘Fossil remains have been discovered in the occidental part of the Djurab desert, North Chad, in the Toros-Menalla region.’
- ‘Its roots are in the heavens and its branches permeate the cosmos, paralleled in occidental mythology by the Norse Yggdrasill.’
- ‘It sets the rhythm of life in this archipelago and is a pulsating hub that blends the Oriental with the Occidental, the mundane with extraordinary.’
- ‘One might, if one is no slave to occidental prejudice, suggest Chuang-Tzu, who was more adept at the droll and the fantastic.’
- ‘Three clowns out of a Fellini film throw their nets over a group of Korean sailors who don't know what to make of so much occidental stupidity.’
- ‘While opium dens were notorious in Auckland during the 1960's, Aucklanders haven't been exposed to their occidental charms for quite some time.’
- ‘One of their characteristics was the attempted imitation of occidental lifestyle.’
- ‘Astropalmistry, the combination of palmistry and occidental astrology, is my special subject.’
- ‘So, finally the interpretation doesn't goes so far from occidental astrology.’
- ‘Enwezor's search for this inclusive discourse confronted the ethics and limits of occidental power, and its impact on contemporary discourses of globalization.’
- ‘Nevermind what the locals say, your occidental lady friend is more than likely not going to appreciate The Meguro Parasite Museum.’
- ‘Singing in Polish, Hebrew, Arabic and French, the group is a remarkable bridge between oriental and occidental music on their second CD.’
- ‘Noting she's occidental, the father speaks to her in English.’
- ‘This logic is most fully expressed in occidental societies.’
- ‘The disease is somewhat different in occidental and oriental patients.’
- ‘Mainstream occidental thought about peace has changed little during the past 2,000 years, apart from oriental elements during the Middle Ages.’
- ‘Jayadev believes that Alkazi welded pedagogic and creative strains, the oriental and the occidental, to evolve his own methodology of theatre training.’
- ‘The entrées mostly feature standard, Western portions of meat, smeared in sweet, somewhat bizarre, occidental sauces.’
- ‘In occidental astrology mars is in Taurus which represents less energy and competitiveness than mars in Aries.’
- ‘And yet, it is a two-way colonization, as the translation and dissemination of extreme cinema ‘colonizes’ the occidental market.’
A native or inhabitant of the Occident:‘he was gently apologetic when confronted by an angry Occidental’
- ‘Occidentals indisputably have had starring roles in many of our world's great debacles.’
- ‘My wife, Hiromi, also from Japan, married an occidental too, only we have had a much happier ending.’
- ‘Many Occidentals have rejected their own religion.’
- ‘My understanding is that they ultimately all come from the same point be they Oriental, Occidental, African, or Native American tradition.’
Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin occidentalis, from occident- going down (see Occident).
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