ORIENTAL in a Sentence

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28 example sentences for ORIENTAL, such as:

1. The building is oriented south and north.
2. He oriented himself on coming to a new city.
3. China is an oriental country with a long history.
4. I'm not half as well oriented as that Mrs. Dillon.
5. The floor was overlaid with rugs of oriental design.

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 Meanings and Examples of ORIENTAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  of or relating to the countries of the orient or their peoples or cultures; eastern
Classic Sentence:
1  The effect is very fine, when considered with reference to its presenting the hardy fishermen under one of their few aspects of oriental repose.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 56. Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and...
2  Wide galleries ran all around the four sides, whose Moorish arches, slender pillars, and arabesque ornaments, carried the mind back, as in a dream, to the reign of oriental romance in Spain.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
3  He came to the university with the design of making himself complete master of the oriental languages, and thus he should open a field for the plan of life he had marked out for himself.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 6
4  The counterpane and hangings of the bed, the window curtains, the little carpet, and all the ornamental textile fabrics in the room are oriental and gorgeous: the paper on the walls is occidental and paltry.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT I
5  An oriental tale relates how the rose was made white by God, but that Adam looked upon her when she was unfolding, and she was ashamed and turned crimson.
Les Misérables 5 By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—DAWN
6  I'm not half as well oriented as that Mrs. Dillon.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
7  Henry II wore jewelled gloves reaching to the elbow, and had a hawk-glove sewn with twelve rubies and fifty-two great orients.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 11
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  If he is interested in oriental languages, the new Institute of Languages will enable him to acquire knowledge of Singhalese or Bantu.
2  China is an oriental country with a long history.
3  I love the living room, with its dark woodwork, oriental rugs, and chunky furniture.
4  The floor was overlaid with rugs of oriental design.
5  It seems almost inevitable that North African economies will still be primarily oriented towards Europe.
6  The building is oriented south and north.
7  He oriented himself on coming to a new city.
8  The posterior leg pairs were slightly longer than those preceding it, giving the creature a pronounced trough between its 'back' and the vertically oriented front end.
9  In the thick fog, only sounds helped him orientate himself.
10  Try to orientate your students towards the science subjects.
11  Philip spent his first day in Denver to orient the telescope toward the moon.
12  Understand their own strengths, to choose the life occupation orientation; practice their strengths, to accomplish his career.
13  The movement is liberal and social democratic in orientation.
14  The company needs to develop a stronger orientation towards marketing its products.
15  Companies have been forced into a greater orientation to the market.