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  • “I believe in Allah and his Prophet, and in nothing else,” was his sturdy creed; he rejected alchemy, jinnis and magicians, and truly he had a most unoriental distaste for tales of wonder.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • Her stillness was more than the habit of a Western woman, yet the uncovering of her mouth and chin had shown her completely unoriental, as luminously fair as any Scandinavian.

    Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: Part IV

  • The conversation was really extremely desultory, being chiefly maintained by the younger man of the two, who lounged on the sofa of unoriental luxury with a thorough-going perversion of the maker's plan, -- his head being where his feet ought to have been and his feet hanging over the portion originally intended for the back of his head.

    A Christmas Accident and Other Stories

  • Gladstone is as unoriental as any man well can be, yet his calling on Lacaita to recite was really just the same thing that every Pasha does after dinner, when he orders his tale-teller to repeat a story.

    The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859

  • But along come a company of Zouaves, and the American associations are wafted to Algeria or the Crimera, which are again destroyed by the most unoriental scenery, and the negro women in Eastern turbans and very Western crinolines.

    Yorktown, Virginia

  • The songs here are all classics, a sort of Great Balkan Songbook, with her cool, creamy and surprisingly unoriental voice wringing many layers of feeling from their dark, bittersweet melodies.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • _unoriental_, in its form and expression, as would destroy the value of the Original without replacing it with anything worth reading of my own.

    Letters of Edward FitzGerald in two volumes, Vol. 1

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