(in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) the wife of the sultan of India, who relates such interesting tales nightly that the sultan spares her life.
(italics) a symphonic suite (1888) by Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov.
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How to use Scheherazade in a sentence
He compares himself to Scheherazade, whose survival was based on her ability to weave tale after tale.Confessions of a Death Camp Collaborator: Claude Lanzmann’s ‘The Last of the Unjust’ | Jimmy So | February 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I believe in storytelling as deeply as Scheherazade did,” says the Iranian novelist Laleh Khadivi.Charles Simic: Why You Should Be an Immigrant, For the Sake of Your Writing Career | Charles Simic | May 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Marton diverted his attention by spinning amusing stories until he fell asleep, just as Scheherazade did.12 Revelations in Kati Marton’s Memoir ‘Paris: A Love Story’ | | August 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Keith lusts for Scheherazade and Lily provokes and even encourages him toward her.
It is a wild and romantic fable in the mouth of the Princess Scheherazade; but it is grim reality in the world to-day.
“Good-bye, Scheherazade dear,” he said, with a new seriousness in his voice which made the tone of it almost tender.The Dark Star | Robert W. Chambers
One hears the whistling parabolas of the flutes and clarinets of "Scheherazade" in "Mlada," in "Sadko," in a half-dozen works.Musical Portraits | Paul Rosenfeld
A heavy bronze incense burner pours forth fumes of Bichara's Scheherazade.The Merry-Go-Round | Carl Van Vechten
There is a new story every morning, and nobody to cut off the head of the Scheherazade.Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe Compiled from Her Letters and Journals | Charles Edward Stowe
Cultural definitions for Scheherazade
The sultan's wife who narrates the Arabian Nights.
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