- Of or relating to the countries of the Occident: an Asian challenge to occidental dominanceMore example sentences
- Enwezor's search for this inclusive discourse confronted the ethics and limits of occidental power, and its impact on contemporary discourses of globalization.
- And yet, it is a two-way colonization, as the translation and dissemination of extreme cinema ‘colonizes’ the occidental market.
- Mainstream occidental thought about peace has changed little during the past 2,000 years, apart from oriental elements during the Middle Ages.
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- A native or inhabitant of the Occident.More example sentences
- Many Occidentals have rejected their own religion.
- Occidentals indisputably have had starring roles in many of our world's great debacles.
- My understanding is that they ultimately all come from the same point be they Oriental, Occidental, African, or Native American tradition.
late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin occidentalis, from occident- 'going down' (see Occident).
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