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Ali Pasha

[ah-lee pah-shah] /ˈɑ li pɑˈʃɑ/
noun
1.
(Arslan) 1741–1822, Turkish pasha and ruler of Albania 1787?–1820.
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  • Ali Pasha has collected all the principal Georgians together in his camp.

  • This was Ali Pasha, the slave-dealer, as I soon learned to my cost.

    The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina
  • The 25,000 fighting-men of Ali Pasha's fleet were chiefly militia.

    Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale
  • Suppose she had said, "Thou art sitting upon it, Ali Pasha?"

  • Better to perish in the deep void than be condemned to the embraces of Ali Pasha.

  • Ali Pasha stood there in the banqueting-chamber unobserved by any one.

  • It was thus that Ali Pasha signified his resurrection to his enemies!

  • The dumb eunuchs surrounded them, and led them before Ali Pasha.

  • Now Omar was at one time one of the best of Ali Pasha's lieutenants.

  • Ali Pasha was also there, and he said nothing either for or against the proposal.

British Dictionary definitions for Ali Pasha

Ali Pasha

/ˈɑːliː ˈpɑːʃə/
noun
1.
known as the Lion of Janina. 1741–1822, Turkish pasha and ruler of Albania (1787–1820), who was deposed and assassinated after intriguing against Turkey
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