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  • n. Plural form of emir.

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Examples

  • Verily I tell you, my beloved, and you may believe most truly, that in that same battle we killed thirty emirs, that is, princes, and three hundred other noble Turkic knights, not to mention the other Turks and pagans.

    De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History » The First Crusade: A short narrative from contemporary sources

  • M.] 43 The partition of the Turkish emirs is extracted from two contemporaries, the Greek Nicephorus

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • In late 2007, the U.S. military captured letters from two of al Qaeda's "emirs" in Iraq.

    How to Manage Savagery

  • Zarqawi, who was always extremely well financed, was smart enough to decentralize his operation, delegating to local "emirs" the authority to stage attacks without checking with him.

    Death of a Terrorist

  • It was always clear that Iraq's Sunni tribes would eventually take up arms against the Saudis, Jordanians and Syrians in their midst who were banning smoking, killing whisky vendors, blowing up their utilities and oil infrastructure, executing sheikhs of ancient tribes, and forcibly marrying local girls to "emirs" of the absurd Islamic State of Iraq.

    The Realignment of Iraq

  • Most likely the "emirs" of Al Qaeda will recommend dumping the use of powder to blow up planes, and soon another Zawahiri tape will rail at us for spending millions on a path they won't use for a while.

    Infidel Bloggers Alliance

  • Important local "emirs," or militant leaders, have turned themselves in, and several former high-profile leaders - known as "repentants" in Algeria - are calling on militants to stop fighting.

    USATODAY.com News - Top Stories

  • Important local "emirs," or militant leaders, have turned themselves in, and several former high-profile leaders _ known as "repentants" in Algeria _ are calling on militants to stop fighting.

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  • "emirs" are enriching themselves on various illegal schemes to loot the region's natural resources.

    GlobalResearch.ca

  • The emir can dissolve parliament at will - something that has happened three times in the past five years - and previous emirs ruled for years by decree after dismissing the elected body.

    In Kuwait, a long battle to oust the prime minister

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