or pur·da, par·dah
noun (in India, Pakistan, etc.)
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Origin of purdah
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Example sentences from the Web for purdah
A male doctor attending a zenana lady would put his hand between the purdah to feel her pulse.
This had produced a violent revulsion towards the purdah system and the idea of a matrimonial alliance with Gunter Lake.The Secret Places of the Heart|H. G. Wells
He had not been backward, however, in awakening his grandfather to purdah manœuvres.Far to Seek|Maud Diver
With these words she left Ahmed as he lifted the purdah, having followed him as far as her woman's feet were permitted to go.In Kali's Country|Emily Churchill Thompson Sheets
Anybody would think, to listen to some people, that the purdah flourished in Chelsea.The Roll-Call|Arnold Bennett