Example sentences for: oriental

How can you use “oriental” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Oriental wares: In the souqs you will find all the favourite wares of the Middle East, such as leather goods, brass and copper, nargilas (hubble-bubble pipes), and of course carpets and kilims.

  • On his way back to India, Oxford awarded Hall an honorary doctorate in recognition of his contribution to oriental learning.

  • The sights are endless: the Hindu gopuram tower-gates of the south, the temples of Varanasi (Benares), the cave monasteries of Ajanta and Ellora, the beautiful and erotic sculptures of Khajuraho, the splendid marble palaces, fortresses, and mausoleums of the emperors and maharajas in Delhi, Agra, and Rajasthan, the colonial government buildings in New Delhi, or the unusual style of the Gothic-Oriental railway station in Mumbai (known until 1995 as Bombay).

  • In neighbouring Jaffa there are more nightspots offering touristy Oriental folklore entertainment.

  • In a letter to Charles Eliot Norton--like Hall and Francis James Child, a member of the class of '46--Whitney wrote resignedly, Anyhow, one takes a kind of wicked satisfaction in seeing that England has to come even to America for her scholars in that department of Oriental study which it is most her duty and interest to cultivate.


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