Occidentalism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n occidentalism the quality or customs or mannerisms characteristic of Western civilizations
    • n Occidentalism the scholarly knowledge of western cultures and languages and people
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Occidentalism The habits, manners, peculiarities, etc., of the inhabitants of the Occident.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Occidentalism habits, &c., of occidental peoples
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. occidens, -entis, pr.p. of occidĕre, to fall down.

Usage

In literature:

We were teachers from Occidental Negros.
"The Spinner's Book of Fiction" by Various
At the top is the word "Oriente," at the left "Norte," at the bottom "Occidente," and at the right "Sur.
"Notes on Certain Maya and Mexican Manuscripts" by Cyrus Thomas
The occidental conception of manhood is in some considerable measure drawn in negative terms.
"An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation" by Thorstein Veblen
Thou soughtest extreme Occidental Isle?
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
He moved down to the Occidental Grand, where he was able to secure a room on the top floor for fifty cents per day.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
What are the chief defects of the Chinese book from an occidental point of view?
"The Booklover and His Books" by Harry Lyman Koopman
Here, in fine, he may get closer to the real heart of Nature than any Occidental can ever hope to reach.
"The Critic in the Orient" by George Hamlin Fitch
Nay, but even better; it was Occidental.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
The two great cultural divisions of the human race are the oriental and occidental.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
It requires a purely occidental intellect to master the problem before me.
"The Busted Ex-Texan and Other Stories" by W. H. H. Murray
Villa Occidental is at present merely a village of eight hundred or one thousand inhabitants.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 89, May, 1875" by Various
More than this, it is here that the full tides of Oriental and Occidental life are now meeting for the first time in human history.
"Where Half The World Is Waking Up" by Clarence Poe
Fred smiled in an odd way, while this story was being told, and then asked his father to walk down to the Occidental Hotel with him.
"Adrift on the Pacific" by Edward S. Ellis
No occidental instrument had ever such a golden, conquering tone.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
Only a few years ago we could not imagine an Oriental, occupying a political, or educational or religions platform with an Occidental.
"Sex=The Unknown Quantity" by Ali Nomad
Such fear of death, so widespread in Occidental civilization, is eloquent testimony to the materialism of our times.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
Occidental travellers are always curious about the hareem.
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
That is what Priscilla Beaswicke would call the disadvantage of being Occidentalized.
"A Romance in Transit" by Francis Lynde
But from an Occidental point of view they are models of discomfort.
"Village Life in China" by Arthur H. Smith
Other records for the species are from the Sierra Madre Occidental in Jalisco.
"The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacán, México" by William E. Duellman
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In poetry:

It came from Holstein's birchen-belted meadows,
And from the tropic calms
Of Indian islands in the sunlit shadows
Of Occidental palms;
"In Remembrance Of Joseph Sturge" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

An Insider Bought Occidental Petroleum, Should You.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (OXY).
Caltech- Occidental Symphony, Presentst Fall Concert.
Occidental could buy Yates Petroleum for $3 billion.
Occidental Petroleum could be a buyer for Yates Petroleum, a family owned oil company that owns fields in New Mexico.
Los-Angeles based Occidental Petroleum is looking for more growth.
Occidental Petroleum Vying for Yates Petroleum.
Analysts say the weaker third-quarter performances of Occidental and ConocoPhillips compared with a year earlier will be typical for oil and gas companies.
Occidental , ConocoPhillips post profit drops but beat forecasts.
Occidental Profit Falls on Higher Costs, Gas Price Drop.
Chapman surges past Occidental .
World Bank arbitration body says Ecuador owes Occidental Petroleum $1.8 billion in damages.
Occidental College has settled a lawsuit with a former student who accused it and several of its officials in 2005 of free-speech violations and defamation, among other claims.
Occidental Grill & Seafood.
Occidental And Lloyd's In Accord.
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In science:

This reluctance is closely related to the deep origins of the modern (experimental) physics, which stays in the Middle Age occidental monasteries.
Outline for a formal general theory of physical measurements
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