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  • noun Plural form of zenana.

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Examples

  • Why, they might be mouth-organs for anything any one will know, or some costly instruments from the far-off East, like they play to sultans in zenanas.

    New Treasure Seekers

  • If the amirs wished to drink, they did so in their homes, in the safety of their zenanas —even the public houses had been shut.

    Shadow Princess

  • If the amirs wished to drink, they did so in their homes, in the safety of their zenanas —even the public houses had been shut.

    Shadow Princess

  • If the amirs wished to drink, they did so in their homes, in the safety of their zenanas —even the public houses had been shut.

    Shadow Princess

  • They were considered to have special powers because of its third-gender status and enjoyed a proud place in Indian society, gaining trusted positions in royal courts protecting the nobility's harems or zenanas.

    India���s Third Sex, citizens without rights

  • Mounted on that beast, she has been into action with tigers in the jungle, she has been received by native princes, who have welcomed her and Glorvina into the recesses of their zenanas and offered her shawls and jewels which it went to her heart to refuse.

    Vanity Fair

  • "That's just the way Mrs. Thurston says it is in those zenanas," said

    A Missionary Twig

  • The Lady Dufferin Association for Medical Aid to Indian Women is bringing trained medical women _into_ the zenanas and harems, and every year is also seeing a larger number of Indian

    New Ideas in India During the Nineteenth Century A Study of Social, Political, and Religious Developments

  • Well, then -- those places, dear Miss Smallville are -- very much like the zenanas the foreign missionaryess told you about last autumn in the church parlors.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905

  • True, Cleon captured the Spartan garrison, and Narses gained victories, and Bunyan wrote the "Pilgrim's Progress;" but pestilent demagogues and mutilated guardians of Eastern zenanas have not always been successful in war, nor the great and useful profession of tinkers written allegory.

    Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War

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