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Exoticism  n.  The state of being exotic; also, anything foreign, as a word or idiom; an exotic.

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"Exoticism" Quotes from Famous Books

... of the exoticism of grand opera in New York, my mind at once turns, in contrast, to the natural raciness of such modest creations as those offered by Mr. George Cohan at his theater on Broadway. Here, in an extreme degree, you get a genuine instance of a public demand producing the desired artist on the spot. Here ...
— Your United States - Impressions of a first visit • Arnold Bennett

... life itself, on the sea. Much of a wire-drawn ingenuity has been conjectured about the probable strains of heredity which met in Ibsen. It is not necessary to do more than to recognize the slight but obstinate exoticism, which kept all his forbears more or less foreigners still in their Norwegian home; and to insist on the mixture of adventurousness and plain common sense which marked their movements by sea and shore. The stock was intensely provincial, ...
— Henrik Ibsen • Edmund Gosse

... servants were Egyptians, and that Helicon, his most faithful and influential freedman, was an Alexandrian. But shortly after his elevation this admiration for the land of the Ptolemies and the Pharaohs broke forth into a furor of Egyptian exoticism, which impelled him to an attempt to bring his own reign into connection with the policies of his great-grandfather Mark Antony. He sought to introduce into Rome the ideas, the customs, the sumptuousness, ...
— The Women of the Caesars • Guglielmo Ferrero

Words linked to "Exoticism" :   strangeness, exoticness, foreignness, exotism, curiousness

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