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  • n. Plural form of exoticism.


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  • I found myself being irritated and eventually skipping bits whenever Tan paused to explain the quaint exoticisms of Chinese culture and home to her primary readers, clueless ang moh.

    Thor's Silk Factory Grouch

  • Much of the prepackaged food was outside his experience, and an exasperated Simna was obliged on repeated occasions to explain the nature of foreign imports and exoticisms.

    Into the Thinking Kingdoms

  • A song cycle on the sands of time and seeds of love, 'Brand New Day' brims with exoticisms from medieval chanson to Algerian rai to country, although the atmospheres are always at the service of a deeply communicative lyricism.

    Brand New Day

  • Instead of the architectural exoticisms of Amazing Stories, we got tract homes and industrial parks.


  • But there is one small question, not so obvious, that has been crying out for an answer for years, and it has nothing to do with exoticisms like C. D.O.'s or C. D.S.'s.

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  • The 90-minute monologue is filled with colorful details concerning the author's cultural dislocation as he deals with exoticisms like the endless profusion of bicycles thronging the city and culinary delicacies like a whole chicken head in his soup.

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  • What continues to impress about Tillmans's work is his capacity to combine some fairly conventional ideas about what makes a good picture (he remains fascinated by striking combinations of color and pattern, for example, and by the visual exoticisms offered up by international travel) with a consistently open-ended approach to their ordering and presentation.

  • Pakula humorously tracks the over-the-top press coverage during this tour, laced with Oriental exoticisms about her "ivory skin" and "almond eyes," as well as May-ling's fondness for impressing her audience with obscure words like "indehiscence" and "cenote" in her speeches.


  • Test your knowledge of English exoticisms Gabriel García Márquez masterpiece tops poll of world literature By Alison Flood on Books



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