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Definition of Oriental

Oriental

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

Oriental Quotations

The flower is a jumble of thighs, the sun's harem - the most oriental thing imaginable.
Malcolm de Chazal

True, when you behold Damascus from the Salahiyeh, the last slope of the Anti-Lebanon, it is the realization of all that you have dreamed of Oriental splendor; the world has no picture more dazzling. It is Beauty carried to the Sublime, as I have felt when overlooking some boundless forest of palms within the tropics.
Bayard Taylor

Apart from the most obvious cases, like the Oriental Bittersweet vine, escaped from private gardens and smothering the mountains one acre at a time, the most painful proof of man's destruction is not what you can see right in front of you; it's what you will never see again.
Wil S. Hylton

Shadows sometimes people don't see shadows. The Chinese of course never paint them in pictures, oriental art never deals with shadow. But I noticed these shadows and I knew it meant it was sunny.
David Hockney

In Botswana in the Kalahari Desert there's a tented camp called Jack's Camp, which is like old Africa meets Ralph Lauren. The Oriental rugs, the old leather chairs - you feel like you've just jumped out of a Ralph Lauren ad.
Mark Burnett
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Oriental Translations

oriental in Afrikaans is oostelik
oriental in Dutch is oosters, oostelijk
oriental in French is oriental
oriental in Hungarian is keleti
oriental in Spanish is oriental
oriental in Swedish is orientalisk
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