Usage examples for amir

  1. He then appointed Najib to the office of Amir- ul- umra, an office which involved the personal charge of the Palace and its inmates; and departed to his own country, from which he had lately received some unsatisfactory intelligence. – Fall-of-the-Moghul-Empire-of-Hindustan by Keene, H. G. (Henry George)
  2. In connection with this phase of Eastern idea, an incident happened with Sir Douglas Forsyth's diplomatic mission to the Amir of Kashgar in 1873- 74, which is worth mentioning here. – Persia Revisited by Thomas Edward Gordon
  3. But the way was thus paved for scientific observation: shortly after the author's departure from Harar, the Amir or chief wrote to the Acting Political Resident at Aden, earnestly begging to be supplied with a " Frank physician," and offering protection to any European who might be persuaded to visit his dominions. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  4. It appeared that the Gerad was upon the point of mounting horse, when his subjects swore him to remain and settle a dispute with the Amir of Harar. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  5. " If," said they, " you escape the desert hordes it will only be to fall by the hands of the truculent Amir of Harar." – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  6. The many thousands of Mohammedans, however, who dwelt in the crowded streets and lanes of Chepauk, and who had looked upon the Nawab as their religious chief, would have been afflicted at the cessation of the Carnatic line; and after the Indian Mutiny the Government of India, respecting Mohammedan sentiment, recognized the succession of the nearest relative of the late Nawab and obtained for him from the King of England the hereditary title of Amir- i- Arcot, or 'Prince of Arcot'- an honorary title but higher than that of Nawab. – The Story of Madras by Glyn Barlow
  7. Burckhardt's account leads us to think that the village now called Madhyq, or Wady Laymun, lies on the left bank of the Fiumara, and is identical with Bostan Ibn 'Amir, which is described by Yacut as situated in the fork between the Northern and Southern Nakhlas, and which in ancient times had, like the village Wady Laymun, the name of the valley of which it was the chief place, viz. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  8. The Amir smiled graciously. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton
  9. While the Amir- i- Nizam was at Tabriz, his energetic management left nothing for the Prince to do, and as, moreover, a policy of caution debarred him from taking a very active part in public affairs, he occupied himself chiefly with the simple amusements of a country gentleman. – Persia Revisited by Thomas Edward Gordon
  10. They are under the authority of the king of Persia, and he raises a tribute from them through the hands of his officer, and the tribute which they pay every year by way of poll tax is one gold amir, which is equivalent to one and one- third maravedi. – The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela by Benjamin of Tudela
  11. The Amir Mahal stands in spacious grounds in Royapettah. – The Story of Madras by Glyn Barlow
  12. Then she improvised and recited the following verses: O Amir of justice, be kind to thy subjects; For justice, indeed, of thy nature's a trait. – Tales from the Arabic Volume 3 by John Payne
  13. And so, when a new danger appeared on the distressed horizon, Amir Khan and a hundred thousand massed horsemen, Captain Barlow was sent to consult with the Resident. – Caste by W. A. Fraser
  14. The next ruler, El- Amir, was the five- year- old son of Mustali, and El- Afdhal conducted the government until he became of age to govern. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  15. The Amir, it seems, had four principal wives, and an army of 200 men armed chiefly with daggers. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  16. You can't save Amir Khan's life unless you betray the Bagrees to him? – Caste by W. A. Fraser
  17. Presently the Gerad was sent for by the Amir, and after a few minutes I followed him, on this occasion, alone. – First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar by Richard F. Burton