They have been trafficked into sexual slavery, often from Asia, Africa, and eastern Europe.
The eastern State Penitentiary revolutionized the prison system—boasting amenities better than those of President Andrew Jackson.
Paul Theroux is the author of Ghost Train to the eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar.
Old English easterne "of the east, from the east; oriental; of the Eastern Orthodox Church; of the eastern part of the globe," from east + -erne, suffix denoting direction. Cf. Old Saxon ostroni, Old High German ostroni, Old Norse austroenn. Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia so called from 1620s.