Definitions

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  • proper n. an Arabic given name

Etymologies

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Arabic true believer, "Righteous"

Examples

  • Jumpy en route to his mistress tried to convince himself that his resentments of Hanif, _his friend Hanif_, were primarily -- how to put it?

    The Satanic Verses

  • Hanif is the third person today who says they were targeted for carrying a camera or cell phone.

    Iran Election Live-Blogging (Saturday June 20 Part II)

  • I would often hear my grandfather recall Hanif's her Muhammad Amir

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  • The witch, a Christian known as Hanif, told 18-year-old Ramizul Hassan that he needed a large quantity of child’s blood to predict the winning number.

    Girl ‘murdered for lottery spell’

  • I think I’ll have a word with Hanif an’ see if he can’t give me a clue about OPEC’s price plans for this winter.

    The Glory Game

  • It was only after reading Hanif Kureishi's novella "My Son the Fanatic" that I realized that "Asian" meant "Muslim," and in particular a second generation of British-born Muslims who had convinced themselves that they were living among the infidels.

    A Toast to Will and Kate

  • Mark Wilson/Getty Images D-I-F-F-I-C-U-L-T:Hanif Harold Brown, right, of St. Thomas considered his defeat after misspelling the word 'nataka' in the semi-finals of the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday in National Harbor, Md.

    Photos of the Day: June 2

  • About three or four years ago I found myself on a short writing course run by Hanif Kureishi and it was like finally being allowed to breathe!

    A Conversation with Yasmin Crowther

  • This event was organized by bloggers and most of the questions were read by two Iranian bloggers, Hanif Manzori and Somayeh Tohidloo.

    Global Voices in English » Iran: Khatami answers bloggers’ questions

  • Hanif Malik, who has for many years been involved with the Leeds Initiative Board, Voluntary Action Leeds, the Leeds Initiative Regeneration Board, Leeds Voice and the Hamara Healthy Living Centre in Beeston, brought his claim over a report broadcast in August last year.

    Libel payout for Muslim worker in BBC claim

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