harem, the

harem, the

besieged, the starving Janissaries cut off and eat a buttock from each woman, including Cunegonde, beloved of Candide. [Fr. Lit.: Voltaire Candide]
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Boko Harem, the world's most deadly terrorist group, has killed some 20,000 people and displaced more than 2.
The harem, the Turkish bath, and the slave market were sites in which Oriental women were held captive, lacked mental and physical stimulation, and were fostered to immoral behavior.
2) As a result of the confusion of the zenana with the harem, the zenana did not evoke ideas about family in Western minds.
10) Drawing on, but also re-writing, a trope that was routinely used of the inhabitants of the harem, the narrator, on more than one occasion, describes Albertine as a caged bird but, in Proust's version, this is a bird whose plumage has faded as a result of being imprisoned: 'Une fois captif chez moi l'oiseau [.
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