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East

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East

  1. (personification) The wind from the east.
    • 1847: Alfred Lord Tennyson, The Princess
      and I sat down and wrote, In such a hand as when a field of corn Bows all its ears before the roaring East
    • 1859: Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
      uneasy rushes of wind went through the hall [...] East, West, North, and South, through the woods, four heavy-treading, unkempt figures crushed the high grass and cracked the branches

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the East

  1. The Eastern world; the regions, primarily situated in the Eastern Hemisphere, whose culture is derived from India or China.
    • 1868: Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone
      I remember a hearty welcome; a prodigious supper, which would have fed a whole village in the East
  2. The Eastern bloc; the eastern countries of Europe.
  3. The eastern states of the United States.
  4. The eastern part of any region.

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