[shuh-her-uh-zah-duh, -zahd, -heer-]
- (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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Examples from the Web for scheherazade
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’
February 7, 2014
“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
May 2, 2013
Marton diverted his attention by spinning amusing stories until he fell asleep, just as Scheherazade did.
Keith lusts for Scheherazade and Lily provokes and even encourages him toward her.Martin Amis' Sexual Revolution
May 10, 2010
We owe "Youth" and the first section of Scheherazade to this accident.The Merry-Go-Round
Carl Van Vechten
There was a possibility that Scheherazade and her friends might be on board the Volhynia.
Shall I talk to you, Scheherazade, or let you snuggle into the chaste arms of Morpheus?
And thought of Scheherazade faded from his mind as a tale that is told.
Scheherazade,” he said lightly, “what on earth am I going to do with you?
The sultan's wife who narrates the Arabian Nights.
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