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n. pl.1.(Eccl.) Western Christians of the Latin rite. See Orientals.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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("'Plain language and plainly?' Good God!" said here the king on the left to himself; "one seeth he doth not know the good Occidentals, this sage out of the Orient!
Nathalie Haldin surprised me by saying, as if she had thought very much on the subject, that the occidentals did not understand the situation.
"Admitting that we occidentals do not understand the character of your.
A sort of halo, an occidental glow, came over life then.
The portmanteau, being of occidental build, was no feather- weight; it had distressed the powerful Alan; and as for John, he was crushed under its bulk, and the sweat broke upon him thickly.
But I was too restless to watch long; I am too Occidental for a long vigil.
"The Occidental. You will see all the Americans there; all the best of them, at least.
Major Putnam was a bald-headed, bull-necked man, short and very broad, with one of those rather apoplectic faces that are produced by a prolonged attempt to combine the oriental climate with the occidental luxuries.
The allied Chino-Japanese fleet made the same distinction as the Germans between airships and fighting machines heavier than air, but the type in both cases was entirely different from the occidental models, and--it is eloquent of the vigour with which these great peoples took up and bettered the European methods of scientific research in almost every particular the invention of Asiatic engineers.