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synonyms for purdah

On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to purdah, such as: concubines, seraglio, serail, serai, and zenana.

How to use purdah in a sentence

  • The purdah rustled, and the speech was cut short by the entry of a little thin woman, with big rings round her eyes.

    Under the Deodars | Rudyard Kipling
  • purdah, pur′d, n. a curtain screening a chamber of state or the women's apartments: the seclusion itself.

  • In the huts there was scarce one piece of furniture, save perhaps a bed or a roll of matting or a ragged purdah.

  • This had produced a violent revulsion towards the purdah system and the idea of a matrimonial alliance with Gunter Lake.

  • She came on board to see us, but many precautions to preserve the purdah had to be taken.

    The Last Voyage | Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey

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