Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as purdah.
“Peshawar: Talking to media persons at Charsadda press club, Executive district officer (Education), Aqeela Niaz said that they had directed all the teachers and students of girls schools to observe ‘pardah’ to ensure their safety.”
“Those days there were no veils [called burkha or pardah] covering the whole body, head as well as face, leaving only slits to see.”
“_pardah_, but lives for vengeance the few hours that remain to her.”
“The guess is they're slaves, prostitutes, the lowest-class menials from the families too poor to keep their women in pardah or hareem or whatever they do with the rest of the gals we never see. ”
“She broke _pardah_ once, sahib, designing to expiate her shame when she had seen justice done, but death and justice were alike denied her.”
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