In this barren landscape, New Jersey and Virginia—which hold gubernatorial elections next week—represent a kind of oasis.
The pop-punk of Green Day, the Britpop of oasis, the alternative arena rock of Weezer.
They were lonely servants providing an oasis in a long, desert path.
Indoors, the executive lounge is an oasis in a sea of busy-ness and business.
They block out all ambient noise and turn your seat into an oasis of silence.
In 1868 the march of invasion reached Bokhara, and in 1873 the oasis of Khiva was conquered and annexed.
It was an oasis of natural splendor in the heart of a calm sea of green grass.
The day after the arrival at Touggourt, the house in its garden near the oasis was very quiet.
My father's tribe live in the oasis ten miles east of the old lake.
Fresh descriptions of nature, enchanting pictures of love, form an oasis in an age of studied reasonableness.
1610s, from French oasis (18c.) and directly from Late Latin oasis, from Greek oasis, probably from Hamitic (cf. Coptic wahe, ouahe "oasis," properly "dwelling place," from ouih "dwell"). The same Egyptian source produced Arabic wahah.