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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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Historical Examples

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

    The Poet at the Breakfast Table

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • But go on, Scheherezade, and tell one of those stories that you relate so well.

  • Scheherezade, Miss Emily Remsen, sat on a cushion beside him.

    An Artist in Crime

    Rodrigues Ottolengui

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

  • 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.