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  1. occurring between the East and the West, especially, formerly, occurring between the Soviet Union and the U.S.: East-West trade; East-West relations.
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Origin of East-West

First recorded in 1955–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • East-West for July, 1942, carried an article on Sadasiva's life.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • We discussed titles for awhile, and finally agreed on East-West.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • "This will go in the first issue of East-West," I said gratefully.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • It is the east-west grades that are most apt to give trouble.

    Over Prairie Trails

    Frederick Philip Grove

  • For the first time in the history of an East-West conference, there was no haggling, no propaganda speeches.