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An individual who is attracted to foreign peoples, manners, or cultures.
- ‘Make half of them xenophobes, and the other half xenophiles.’
- ‘In 1986, then-Chief Justice Warren Burger (a great xenophile) had argued in Bowers v Hardwick that bans on gay sex were ‘firmly rooted in Judeo-Christian moral and ethical standards.’’
- ‘Add to this a UK music press obsessed with novelty in the post-punk era, and you've got a microwave recipe for compartmentalization via xenophile adoration.’
- ‘And the language itself, even the most fervent xenophile does not find Icelandic easy.’
- ‘Finally to demonstrate his mastery of ‘smart-arse big-time terminology ‘he claims to be a ‘xenophile’ or ‘lover of foreigners’.’
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