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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the sovereign of the empire founded in Hindustan by the Mongols under Baber in the sixteenth century. Hence, a very important personage; a lord; -- sometimes only mogul or Moghul.


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  • As for the Great Mogul, that is among the most extraordinary of stories.

    City of Glory

  • Tulrumble, the Lord Mayor of London appeared to him the greatest sovereign on the face of the earth, beating the Emperor of Russia all to nothing, and leaving the Great Mogul immeasurably behind.

    Sketches by Boz

  • I have not reached the age of thirty-nine, without a stain upon my reputation, thank God! to compromise myself now, even for the empire of the Great Mogul.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • Item, a great curiosity, a species of medal precious to the soul of misers, — three rupees with the sign of the Scales, and five rupees with the sign of the Virgin, all in pure gold of twenty-four carats; the magnificent money of the Great Mogul, each of which was worth by mere weight thirty-seven francs, forty centimes, but at least fifty francs to those connoisseurs who love to handle gold.

    Eug�nie Grandet

  • In the states of the Great Mogul something is known of the relative positions of Agra and Delhi; but thence to the kingdom of Golconda everything is laid down at a venture.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • He had roused himself once, when the horse stopped until the turnpike gate was opened, and had cried a lusty ‘good night!’ to the toll – keeper; but then he awoke out of a dream about picking a lock in the stomach of the Great Mogul, and even when he did wake, mixed up the turnpike man with his mother – in – law who had been dead twenty years.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • The lame foreigner with the stick represented that you sent him; but he could represent (as far as that goes) that the Great Mogul sent him.

    Little Dorrit

  • Our travellers picked some of them up, and they proved to be gold, emeralds, rubies, and diamonds; the least of which would have been the greatest ornament to the superb throne of the Great Mogul.


  • Mr. Blakeman, his visit last night had something to do with the Great Mogul.

    City of Glory

  • You have told me the story of the Great Mogul is well known.

    City of Glory


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