seraglio

Part of speech: noun

A harem.

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Usage examples "seraglio":

  1. Our author was of another opinion, and with him almost all sensible men join, in believing that it is no more than a beautiful poem, composed by that Eastern monarch, upon some favourite lady in his Seraglio. - "The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V.", Theophilus Cibber.
  2. At a later time the vizier arrogated all authority to himself, and the Caliph spent his time either in the mosque or in the seraglio. - "The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela", Benjamin of Tudela.
  3. As he neared the seraglio, he turned off to his right and passed through a maze of little- used passages until he halted before what was apparently a blank wall. - "Giants on the Earth", Sterner St. Paul Meek.