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See definition of purdah on Dictionary.com
  • as inhood
  • as inhouse arrest
  • as inharem

synonyms for purdah

  • babushka
  • bonnet
  • capuchin
  • coif
  • cowl
  • hat
  • kerchief
  • mantilla
  • mantle
  • protector
  • shawl
  • veil
  • wimple
  • yashmak
  • capuche
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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 DEODARSRUDYARD KIPLING
Purdah, pur′d, n. a curtain screening a chamber of state or the women's apartments: the seclusion itself.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 3 OF 4: N-R)VARIOUS
In the huts there was scarce one piece of furniture, save perhaps a bed or a roll of matting or a ragged purdah.
TOLD ON THE PAGODAMIMOSA
This had produced a violent revulsion towards the purdah system and the idea of a matrimonial alliance with Gunter Lake.
THE SECRET PLACES OF THE HEARTH. G. WELLS
She came on board to see us, but many precautions to preserve the purdah had to be taken.
THE LAST VOYAGELADY (ANNIE ALLNUTT) BRASSEY
The purdah is the curtain separating the women's apartments from the rest of the house.
THE NEW WORLD OF ISLAMLOTHROP STODDARD
Even in France, where they've been kept so strictly, the old law of Purdah has been more or less relaxed.
THE INNER SHRINEBASIL KING
The girl had a strain of Hill blood in her, and, like the Hill women, was not a purdah nashin.
THE WORKS OF RUDYARD KIPLING: ONE VOLUME EDITIONRUDYARD KIPLING
At the end of the room was a purdah or curtain, and behind it people were talking.
WANDERINGS IN INDIAJOHN LANG
That translucent yet impassible purdah outrages our veracity.
THE PASSIONATE FRIENDSHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO PURDAH

  • concubines
  • purdah
  • seraglio
  • serai
  • serail
  • zenana
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