Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Ismail Pasha 1830-1895. Egyptian viceroy (1863-1879). The Suez Canal was completed during his reign (1869).

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Examples

  • Until Egypt's corrupt but tolerant monarchy was overthrown in 1952, the square was known as Midan El-Ismailiya after Ismail Pasha, the great 19th-century Egyptian Westernizer.

    Is There an Arab George Washington?

  • Ismail Pasha himself is there, they say, in his steamer.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • THE CITY WAS CHANGING RAPIDLY; THE BANKS OF THE NILE HAD been made secure and the flood plain had given way to a vast building site as Ismail Pasha set out to fulfill his grand plan of turning Cairo into the Paris of Africa.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • Booking passage on a ship to Europe proved to be difficult; although we had heard nothing of it in Cairo, a cholera epidemic was sweeping Alexandria and anyone who could afford it was clamoring to leave the city, Ismail Pasha having fled abroad already.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • He explained that all the land in Egypt is owned by the Khedive, Ismail Pasha.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • When he returned to Cairo with my Lady, he saw the fevered pitch of the building program; they said that Ismail Pasha would make Cairo into a city to rival Paris with his boulevards and his palaces and his gardens.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • “Ismail Pasha will reward you,” he said once again.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • The fourteen-year-old heir to the Rothschild fortune arrived, traveling like a royal prince in a grand steamer with a huge entourage, his expenses paid by Ismail Pasha.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • The Khedive, Ismail Pasha, is a grand modernizer, and in England I heard Mrs. Ross speak of him as a true progressive in the Arab world; indeed, that is how the majority of Frangi—the Egyptian word for Europeans—see him.

    The Mistress of Nothing

  • They are deceived by this perception because it is partially true: since the time of the Pharaohs Egypt has been invaded and occupied and ruled from a distance, and even now, the Osmani Khedive, Ismail Pasha, who claims his independence from Constantinople, oversees the people as if they are his personal possessions, not a land, a people, in their own right.

    The Mistress of Nothing

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