Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of djinn.

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Examples

  • They believe that things like Ebola, smallpox, and atomic energy all contain powerful, unseen spirits called djinns—from which we take the English word genie.

    Blowback

  • They believe that things like Ebola, smallpox, and atomic energy all contain powerful, unseen spirits called djinns—from which we take the English word genie.

    Blowback

  • Despite his years working in Pakistan’s nuclear establishment, Mahmood was also something of a kook, entertaining decidedly eccentric ideas about the role that Islamic spirits known as djinns supposedly might have in helping to solve the energy crisis.

    The Longest War

  • Despite his years working in Pakistan’s nuclear establishment, Mahmood was also something of a kook, entertaining decidedly eccentric ideas about the role that Islamic spirits known as djinns supposedly might have in helping to solve the energy crisis.

    The Longest War

  • Despite his years working in Pakistan’s nuclear establishment, Mahmood was also something of a kook, entertaining decidedly eccentric ideas about the role that Islamic spirits known as djinns supposedly might have in helping to solve the energy crisis.

    The Longest War

  • Despite his years working in Pakistan’s nuclear establishment, Mahmood was also something of a kook, entertaining decidedly eccentric ideas about the role that Islamic spirits known as djinns supposedly might have in helping to solve the energy crisis.

    The Longest War

  • Overnight the wind began to rise and by the next morning we could look south toward Colorado and see great plumes of dust bowling along the ground like desert djinns.

    Bird Cloud

  • It is protected by spirits of uncertain temper; its snowy peaks are inhabited by fairies, and when the sun shines hotly, the smoke at the mountain's crest is that of djinns cooking their bread.

    Richard Bangs: The Pakistan Osama bin Laden Never Knew, Part 4

  • It is protected by spirits of uncertain temper; its snowy peaks are inhabited by fairies, and when the sun shines hotly, the smoke at the mountain's crest is that of djinns cooking their bread.

    Richard Bangs: The Pakistan Osama bin Laden Never Knew, Part 4

  • Overnight the wind began to rise and by the next morning we could look south toward Colorado and see great plumes of dust bowling along the ground like desert djinns.

    Bird Cloud

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