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Scheherezade

also Scheherazade, female narrator of the "Arabian Nights;" the name used by 1807 in reference to "(young, attractive, female) teller of long tales."

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  • As for our scheherezade, her delight was unbounded, and her curiosity insatiable.

    The Poet at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • scheherezade, Miss Emily Remsen, sat on a cushion beside him.

    An Artist in Crime Rodrigues Ottolengui
  • But go on, scheherezade, and tell one of those stories that you relate so well.

  • Where, except in the glowing fictions of scheherezade, may the personification of such a phantom be detected?

  • But now that our scheherezade has become a scholar instead of a teacher, she seems to be undergoing a remarkable transformation.

    The Poet at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • I was looking at our scheherezade the other day, and thinking what a pity it was that she had never had fair play in the world.

    The Poet at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Hurrying back into the ball-room, he soon found him, though he had parted from scheherezade.

    An Artist in Crime Rodrigues Ottolengui
  • But the Lady expressed still more strongly the regret she should feel at leaving her young friend, our scheherezade.

    The Poet at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • The Sultan lay down upon a divan near the curtains, and scheherezade sat beside him upon a satin cushion on the floor.

    An Artist in Crime Rodrigues Ottolengui
  • I wish he would change his seat and come round and sit by our scheherezade!

    The Poet at the Breakfast Table Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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