harem

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Synonyms for harem

women's quarters

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Synonyms for harem

living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household

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It is very curious to watch this harem and its lord in their indolent ramblings.
Now, as the harem of whales is called by the fishermen a school, so is the lord and master of that school technically known as the schoolmaster.
his new harem, which will be finished within a fortnight, and this
What good remained in Albert Werper revolted at the thought of selling a white woman into the slavery and degradation of a Moslem harem.
They brought me along with them when they deserted, either with the intention of holding me ransom or selling me into the harem of one of the black sultans of the north.
Van Horn joked him in understandable terms about the latest wives he had added to his harem and what price he had paid for them in pigs.
There he sits enthroned, with room for a fair admirer on either side of him--the clerical sultan of a platonic harem.
     And she, the light of his harem if so might be,
He saw how it resulted in restless intrigues, like those of a harem between eunuchs and women and imbecile sultans, or the petty troubles of nuns full of underhand vexations, or college tyrannies, or diplomatic manoeuvrings fit to terrify an ambassador, all put in motion to obtain a fee or an increase in salary; it was like the hopping of fleas harnessed to pasteboard cars, the spitefulness of slaves, often visited on the minister himself.
I think that in the railroad car we are inclined to spend more on luxury than on safety and convenience, and it threatens without attaining these to become no better than a modern drawing-room, with its divans, and ottomans, and sun-shades, and a hundred other oriental things, which we are taking west with us, invented for the ladies of the harem and the effeminate natives of the Celestial Empire, which Jonathan should be ashamed to know the names of.
He knew that he would return, though many times he might wheel and fly before he summoned the courage to lead his harem and his offspring to the water.
In each of the hot and secret countries to which the man went he kept a harem, he tortured witnesses, he amassed shameful gold; but certainly he would have said with steady eyes that he did it to the glory of the Lord.
Margaret had winced, but she was influencing Henry now, and though pleased at her little victory, she knew that she had won it by the methods of the harem.
This lady died, but her lessons were indelibly impressed on the mind of Safie, who sickened at the prospect of again returning to Asia and being immured within the walls of a harem, allowed only to occupy herself with infantile amusements, ill-suited to the temper of her soul, now accustomed to grand ideas and a noble emulation for virtue.
He swore he had a harem, and that she was his second wife-- twice as beautiful as the first one he had married.