Oasis is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of oasis, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
EXAMPLES - Oasis in a Sentence
- It's an "oasis" compared to Crawford... rbdwiggins (source)
- Cotton Gardens playground: Urban "oasis" under threat (source)
- The oasis is also within Bangkok's best shopping district. (source)
- A new kind of oasis is forming in the middle of the desert. (source)
- What I have called the oasis of repose was no longer viable. (source)
- Monday: "Rev. Steele lauds 'oasis' of his loyal congregation" (source)
- Except my image of our oasis, which is just slightly tarnished. (source)
- That is to say Oxford is just this kind of oasis of civilization. (source)
- Soon, a renewable-energy "oasis" to bring green living to the desert (source)
- Soon, a Renewable-energy Green "oasis" to Bring Habitat to the Desert (source)
- And the oasis is a forest of sumptuous splendour, wherein grow bananas (source)
- Plus Key West: still the gay and lesbian oasis is also in her district. (source)
- The Hebrew word used here for "oasis" is actually the same as the word for "eye." (source)
- An oasis is exposed to the drifting sands of the desert and to robbers and wild beasts. (source)
- He filled the property with an amusement park, a private zoo, and dubbed the oasis Neverland. (source)
- A flier from the Siwa Tourist Office dubs the oasis "the world's first and oldest tourist destination." (source)
- There is one, in particular, which I visit frequently and which I call the "oasis" in the desert of humanity (source)
- The spot was an oasis in a desert of leaves, -- if the name oasis can be given to anything so rude and harsh. (source)
- Your beautiful oasis is something I use to learn and to keep me awake regarding the issues you like to write about. (source)
- They were saying that the oasis was a holy garden of Allah that had been desecrated by handmaidens of the great Western Satan. (source)
- To most people the word "oasis" evokes palms and sand; but though Morocco possesses many oases it has no pure sand and few palms. (source)
- But what strikes me about all of this tumult here in our little Hollywood oasis is that for me it was actual life happening, actual community. (source)
- -- 'oasis' -- as if this were a brief halt for refreshments and a breathing-spell, and that presently you must wander forth into the desert again. (source)
- This green oasis is not typical for the architecture in Brazil, but resembles that which you can find in the Scandinavian countries. - via DagenDesign (source)
- It is for all of these reasons that the Hudson River School of landscape painting forms a kind of oasis of repose in the history of American cultural life. (source)
- The six weeks by the sea seemed a kind of oasis between the anxious period of the war that was past and gone, and the new epoch that stretched ahead in the future. (source)
- The oasis was the vision of Anderson-Beyah's late husband, McKinley Hightower Beyah, an urban-agriculture activist who grew up in Jamaica and attended PS 40 as a child. (source)
- It was easier to achieve distinction as a titled oasis in the social desert that London had become than it had been to obtain recognition as a new growth in a rather overcrowded field. (source)
- I suppose you could say I was a tiny bit sad yesterday when I found out that my little oasis is being ripped up and is going to be replaced by a 103 story, 7000 unit condominium complex. (source)
- In the middle of this plain is the oasis of birdcherries and greenery where I spend my happy days, and in the middle of the oasis is the gray stone house with many gables where I pass my reluctant nights. (source)
- In the places where young men and women are allowed to meet, considered an "oasis" by the less conservative youth, the police are quick to interrogate mixed couples suspected of not being married or engaged. (source)
- For Frankie Rosa, 22, who grew up in East Boston, the possibility of staying at what he describes as my oasis'' at Bridge Over Troubled Waters would be a big improvement over the city shelters where he bunks at night. (source)
- WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - Giant U.S. phone companies AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. have been seen by anxious investors as a near-term oasis for their money, but an influential analyst says such a view might be a mirage. (source)
- Dulwich still has some of its fields and buttercups; the playing fields are a pleasant oasis which is the last vision of sunlight and grass for the traveller on the Chatham and Dover railway before plunging into the murk of the Penge tunnel. (source)
- This "oasis" is the result of one man by the name of Allan Schwarz: Architect, designer, forest ecologist, and steward of the land -- who singlehandedly set out to reverse the course of deforestation in his beloved forests that he grew up with as a boy. (source)
- The Los Angeles Art Show Opening Night proceeds benefit The Environmental Media Association, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Inner-City Arts, which is an educational "oasis" where professional artists teach children in a real studio environment. (source)
- Disencumbering their pack-mules of all useless burdens and supplying themselves with water for two days, they pushed forward on their first stage which brought them on the evening of the second day to a kind of oasis in this desert where they found wood, water, and grass. (source)
- From the polished concrete floors and two story vaulted ceiling and window walls in the open concept living area, Carrera marble counters and top of the line stainless appliances in the gourmet kitchen, twin master suites with full baths, no expense has been spared to make this home an aestheitic oasis from the ordinary. (source)
- I've been staying here 24/7 with dozens of other supporters including the inspiring Julia Butterfly Hill (who is on her 17th day of a water fast as a prayer for the farm) and John Quigley (another forest defender and tree sitter) who are trying to secure permanent protection for this beautiful oasis which is the largest urban farm in the United States. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 61.0, which suggests that "oasis" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 4 synonyms for oasis.
fountain, watering hole, well, wellspring
We have 0 antonyms for oasis.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of oasis from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A fertile or green spot in a desert or wasteland, made so by the presence of water.
- (noun) A situation or place preserved from surrounding unpleasantness; a refuge: an oasis of serenity amid chaos.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A spring of fresh water, surrounded by a fertile region of vegetation, in a desert.
- (noun) A quiet, peaceful place or situation separated from surrounding noise or bustle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A fertile or green spot in a waste or desert, esp. in a sandy desert, where the water table approaches the surface.
- (noun) Any refuge from a prevailing stressful, unpleasant, or annoying situation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Originally, a fertile spot in the Libyan desert where there is a spring or well and more or loss vegetation; now, any fertile tract in the midst of a waste: often used figuratively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a shelter serving as a place of safety or sanctuary
- (noun) a fertile tract in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)