Example sentences for: orientalist

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

  • While he was in the United States, William Dwight Whitney, America's preeminent orientalist, did all that he could to persuade Hall to remain at home, but he could not prevail.

  • As Albert Hourani, the dean of Middle East historians, once put it, in a stroke Said changed "Orientalist" from a legitimate academic specialty into an insult.

  • Some of Said's admirers refer to Ajami by the ugly term "Uncle Abu"--a play on Uncle Tom meaning, in this case, an Arab Orientalist.

  • Lawrence, the arch-Orientalist British colonel of World War I fame, and they will accuse him of imperialist sympathies.


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