Definitions of Persians

  1. In arch., sculptured male figures used instead of columns.

Usage examples for Persians

  1. Soon Appelles arrives, young and vigorous and full of enthusiasm: he has led a host against the Persians and won the battle; he is the pet of fortune, rich, honoured, believed, 'Master of Palmyra'. – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  2. According to the old Persians the sphere has an active soul. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  3. For though the citizens wear their shoes in the Bakia, they are much offended at seeing the Persians follow their example. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  4. The Persians were assured by deserters that the Egyptian army numbered altogether nearly six hundred thousand men. – An Egyptian Princess, Volume 9. by Georg Ebers
  5. The Persians discovered a secret path upward. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  6. The Persians cultivate the plant principally for their own use. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings
  7. Surely the best authorities are agreed that the sense of historical truth is very deficient among the Persians – The Reconciliation of Races and Religions by Thomas Kelly Cheyne
  8. But why should I have doubted what Popof told me, and why should Popof have suspected what the Persians had told him regarding this Yen Lou? – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  9. Persians our host has perished utterly. – Specimens of Greek Tragedy Aeschylus and Sophocles by Goldwin Smith
  10. But not without a fearful blow To Persians dealt, and their undying shame. – The Poems of Giacomo Leopardi by Giacomo Leopardi
  11. " Now among the Persians it is the custom when the wedding- day arrives that the friends of the bride shall escort her from her home towards the house of her husband, while he, on his part, comes with his friends to meet her. – Tales of the Caliph by H. N. Crellin
  12. On the overthrow of Babylon by the Persians who nourished a traditional hatred for its idolatry, the Chaldean priesthood fled to Pergamos, in Asia Minor, and made it the headquarters of their religion.... – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  13. There are many Persians in India. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  14. The Persians has been placed second in this volume, as the oldest play whose date is certainly known. – Suppliant Maidens and Other Plays by AEschylus
  15. He learned to admire the valiant, magnanimous lords of the Persians – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  16. Do you like Persians – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  17. They are dressed in a fine tan- coloured woollen stuff, the dress of the men being of the same form as that of the other Persians – Les Parsis by D. Menant
  18. So the Persians say." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  19. Slavery had existed from the first ages of the world, not only in Africa, but throughout the habitable globe, among the Persians Greeks, and Romans; and he would compare, with great advantage to his argument, the wretched condition of the slaves in these ancient states with that of those in our colonies. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson