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Beyoǧlu

[bey-uh-loo; Turkish bey-oh-loo] /ˈbeɪ əˌlu; Turkish ˌbeɪ oʊˈlu/
noun
1.
a modern section of Istanbul, Turkey, N of the Golden Horn: commercial and residential area.
Formerly Pera
[pe-rah] /ˈpɛ rɑ/ (Show IPA)
.
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  • There are maid-servants and men-servants, and more boxes than any house in pera will hold.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford
  • When once we were in the carriage and on our way to pera, however, he recovered his senses.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford
  • I told him that his brother and mother were in pera, and that he should see them in the morning.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford
  • It would be easy to write a book about society in pera, and it would be a pleasant book.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford
  • The life on the Bosphorus is totally different from that in pera.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford
  • You remember the conversation we had in pera, the first night after our arrival?

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford
  • He reached pera, and spent the whole day in fruitless inquiries.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford
  • The truly gifted flourish only in the by-ways of pera and Stamboul.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • It joins the main city of Constantinople and the suburb of pera.

    Our Little Turkish Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade
  • The word for "wallet" (tsiqlon; Vulg., pera) occurs here only.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for pera

Pera

/ˈpɪərə/
noun
1.
the former name of Beyoğlu
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