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oasis

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nature, Geography, Geology
oasiso‧a‧sis /əʊˈeɪsɪs $ oʊ-/ noun (plural oases /siːz/) [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 DNSGa place with water and trees in a desert2 PEACEFULa peaceful or pleasant place that is very different from everything around it syn havenan oasis of calm/serenity/tranquillity etc 🔊 The park was an oasis of peace.
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oasisSome people who manage to write their way out of the working class describe the classroom as an oasis of possibility.The little resort is an oasis of calm on the lively island of Majorca.The trio seemed like an oasis of sanity in a desert of decibels, and their severe music was warmly received.The thought of the hotel seemed like the mirage of an oasis, something always just out of reach.A former ballroom is the charming setting for their Studio - an oasis of style and inspiration.The one-acre garden at Fenton is a surprisingly large oasis of peace, bounded by high walls.The restaurant is a little oasis in the middle of downtown Los Angeles.Whether such a process can operate on a large enough scale to produce major oasis depressions is more doubtful.Masongill is a peaceful oasis undisturbed by tourists.He talked about the day, the road, the heat, the liquefied cheese, the children at the oasis.Laxford Bridge is a welcome uninhabited oasis amongst shaggy surroundings.an oasis of calm/serenity/tranquillity etcOutside there is a delightful garden - an oasis of serenity just 10 minutes from the cathedral and main sights.I expected this place to be in chaos - instead, it's an oasis of calm.
OasisOasis 🔊 🔊 a British rock group who were one of the most popular groups of the 1990s. Their music is an example of Britpop. Their songs, which are written by Noel Gallagher and sung by his brother Liam, include Wonderwall, and their albums include Definitely Maybe (1994) and (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995).
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