One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A native or inhabitant of the west, especially of western Europe or North America.
- ‘The Japanese take a few potshots at him, round up the other westerners on the island, and depart the scene.’
- ‘No doubt having two westerners in prison was a novelty.’
- ‘In fact, most of the westerners residing in Korea during the Choson period hunted.’
- ‘Since the preacher hadn't shown up, and he was there, and he is a westerner, and all westerners are Christians, they told him he should preach the sermon.’
- ‘He is just another in a line of westerners who decided to go native with the Masai.’
- ‘Now westerners are beginning to realise the benefits of encouraging rather than suppressing the natural exercises babies do anyway.’
- ‘Modern westerners tend to think there are only two kinds of property: public and private.’
- ‘If westerners still hold our country in high esteem, the credit for this should go to our family system.’
- ‘Maybe it's ok to meet other westerners from a different country - but not from your own.’
- ‘I was in the worst country in the world to be a westerner.’
- ‘Most of the westerners who met him, in Germany and America, took an instant dislike to what they saw as his arrogant and aloof personality.’
- ‘A number of westerners had had a stab at writing Hirohito's biography.’
- ‘It gave him the chance to find out what westerners are like.’
- ‘That I am a westerner (as much as someone born in Eastern Europe can be) is viscerally obvious to me every time I have to fly east.’
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