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  • n. Plural form of vizir.


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  • Nobody talked of anything but dervishes and vizirs, rocs and peris.

    Still Separate & Unequal

  • Spaniards have horses, the English have horses, but we, we vizirs in our country, coming with letters of Halil Pasha, are laughed at, spit upon!

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • He put on the appearance of affability to every one, but especially to his vizirs and the grandees of his court, whom he failed not to regale with a sumptuous banquet, during which he insensibly inclined the conversation to the children of his guests.

    The History of the Caliph Vathek

  • His courtiers and vizirs exerted their efforts to soothe his extravagance, but finding every expedient ineffectual, they all united in one vociferation: β€œThe Caliph is gone mad! the Caliph is out of his senses!”

    The History of the Caliph Vathek

  • Carathis, Morakanabad, and two or three old vizirs, whose wisdom had hitherto withstood the attraction, wishing to prevent Vathek from exposing himself in the presence of his subjects, fell down in his way to impede the pursuit; but he, regardless of their obstruction, leaped over their heads, and went on as before.

    The History of the Caliph Vathek

  • The vizirs, the officers of the crown and of the law, arranged themselves in a semicircle about their sovereign, and preserved a respectful silence, whilst the Indian, who looked as cool as if come from a fast, sat down without ceremony on the step of the throne, laughing in his sleeve at the indignation with which his temerity had filled the spectators.

    The History of the Caliph Vathek

  • His vizirs and grandees, who were nearer than the rest, supposed him at first to be sitting on the grass at play with their amiable children; but at length, prompted by doubt, they advanced towards the spot, and found the

    The History of the Caliph Vathek

  • Vathek meanwhile saluted the moon with an idolatrous air, that neither pleased Morakanabad nor the Doctors of the Law, any more than the vizirs and the grandees of his court, who were all assembled to enjoy the last view of their sovereign.

    The History of the Caliph Vathek

  • I require the blood of fifty of the most beautiful sons of thy vizirs and great men, or neither can my thirst nor thy curiosity be satisfied.

    The History of the Caliph Vathek

  • Next to them were the vizirs, each at his post on the right or left of the throne.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine β€” Volume 55, No. 342, April, 1844


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