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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Small isolated fertile areas surrounded by general barrenness.

Usage examples (38)
  • Noun, : The library was an oasis of calm in the hectic city
  • In what might be called the oases of the deep, life takes on a very different appearance.
  • The meeting of more than two lines at the oases is a phenomenon possibly of the same nature and also requiring explanation.
  • "oases," with Lake Tchad and Timbuctoo on its southern border, and a very indefinite line marked Algiers and Morocco. for more
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