The pop-punk of Green Day, the Britpop of oasis, the alternative arena rock of Weezer.
In this barren landscape, New Jersey and Virginia—which hold gubernatorial elections next week—represent a kind of oasis.
Cooper hailed from southeastern Kentucky, an oasis of Republicanism in what was then an otherwise solidly Democratic state.
They were lonely servants providing an oasis in a long, desert path.
Voting was disrupted also at oasis towns in southeastern Libya, including Jalo and Ojla.
In 1868 the march of invasion reached Bokhara, and in 1873 the oasis of Khiva was conquered and annexed.
They returned to the oasis satisfied with their exploration.
The day after the arrival at Touggourt, the house in its garden near the oasis was very quiet.
The long rest on the oasis had restored all his physical vigor.
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.