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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
  2. 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
  3. The Eastern Bloc; the eastern countries of Europe.
  4. (historical) the Soviet Union and its socialist allies during the Cold War.
  5. The eastern states of the United States.
  6. The eastern part of any region.

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