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  • Indeed, the dress was rather like the purple tent; being of a semi-oriental sort, covered with exotic and esoteric emblems.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • More than this, the influence of the men who found a refuge in Russia, served to inoculate the country of their adoption with the semi-oriental civilization which had distinguished Constantinople from Western Europe.

    The Story of Russia

  • She was disguised in some semi-oriental, vulgar, fancy costume.

    The Shadow Line

  • Stoicism, which generally disappeared as the official School, was the most important of the Hellenistic elements in the semi-oriental religions of vanishing paganism.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Pleasure might have been a fit enough word in the mouth of Aristippus, a semi-oriental untouched by the least sense of responsibility, or even on the lips of humanists in the eighteenth century, who, however sordid their lives may sometimes have been, could still move in imagination to the music of Mozart, in the landscape of Watteau or of Fragonard.

    Some Turns of Thought in Modern Philosophy Five Essays

  • I think at least we might ask him what he meant by his impudence, when he talked about supporting a semi-oriental power.

    The Barbarism of Berlin

  • The arrangement remotely reminds one of several of Rembrandt's semi-oriental musings.

    The Art of the Moving Picture

  • Its semi-oriental pear-shaped (or onion-shaped, as you will) tower was certainly of great antiquity; even the unkempt little priest whom I questioned in the Grand 'Place could give me little or no information concerning it.

    Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders

  • The semi-oriental mind is born to suspicion and can conceive of no straightforward action.

    Twenty Years Of Balkan Tangle

  • The silent dark-skinned Sikh, with his fierce curling whiskers, his flashing eyes, the semi-military, semi-oriental garb, topped by an enormous brown turban, claimed Courtlandt's attention; and it may be added that he was glad to have something to look at unembarrassedly.

    The Place of Honeymoons

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