EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OASIS
It was an oasis of natural splendor in the heart of a calm sea of green grass.
It fell like an oasis over the solemn company walking there.
The thirsty traveler in the desert places had come to the oasis of her dreams.
The oasis was of small extent, extending but two hundred yards across.
My father's tribe live in the oasis ten miles east of the old lake.
They will assuredly camp at the wells of Orab if they are making for the oasis.
But at his pleased exclamation Carmena told him that he was looking at no oasis.
This oasis is all the more charming to the sight because it is only an oasis.
It would be an oasis in this desert—that Express car; but lo!
It is not for a moment to be tolerated that an oasis should be met with anywhere except in the desert.
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.