One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or characteristic of Syria or its people.
- ‘It complements well the rest of the collection, which was not, for instance, particularly strong in Syrian art.’
- ‘He was born in a small Syrian fishing village.’
- ‘Six of the top ten lots sold to private collectors, including two objects—an Egyptian granite head of a king and a Syrian bronze figure of a warrior—selling to a private collector bidding for himself in the room.’
- ‘Some Syrian scientists say that the discovery shows that Syria may have been the birthplace of modern-day camels.’
- ‘He wanted the partners to recognise the fine art that Syrian artists had been producing for the last century with their own modernist discourses.’
A native or inhabitant of Syria, or a person of Syrian descent.
- ‘It's easy to get lost in the old city of Damascus, but if you do, don't panic—the Syrians are kind and helpful.’
- ‘There are two attendants, typically hospitable Syrians, who sit round a little gas hot-plate and happily brew up coffee for their charges.’
- ‘He remembers a middle-aged, slightly built Syrian who stood before him several years ago.’
- ‘He was a Syrian by ancestry.’
- ‘The Lebanese, unlike the Syrians, use fat sparingly.’
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