She is a houri straight from Paradise, and we poor mortals just get a glimpse from beyond the gate, as it were.
Who nightly turns the dwelling of horror into Mahomet's paradise with this houri.
That houri appearing, shakes him up in the usual manner, and is charged by the old gentleman to remain near him.
To her Morgiana was fury, houri, and angel all in one moment.
The infidel will never cease roasting, whilst the true believer will be eternally seated next to his houri in the seventh heaven!
She knew that soldiers were pointing at her, and passing the word "Look—a houri!"
As we walked home "i' the grey o' the morning," I asked Fane who his "houri" was.
Her features combined the witchery of a houri with the strength of intellect.
houri, a beautiful maiden who, according to the Mohammedan faith, awaits the advent of a pious Moslem in Paradise.
His talk was of a woman: an houri, if ever there was one, should his talk of her be believed.
"nymph of Muslim paradise," 1737, from French houri (1650s), from Persian huri "nymph in Paradise," from Arabic haura "to be beautifully dark-eyed," like a gazelle + -i, Persian formative element denoting the singular.