dervish

[ UK /dˈɜːvɪʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈdɝvɪʃ/ ]
NOUN
  1. an ascetic Muslim monk; a member of an order noted for devotional exercises involving bodily movements
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How To Use dervish In A Sentence

  • Walking in the night air along the Bosphorus where the city light scintillated on the water, I envied the dervishes their passion, their longing and their faith.
  • She could dance like a dervish, march like a soldier, or hop like a one-legged pirate with a parrot on his shoulder. THE ONLY GAME
  • He was gazing at me like a dervish on hashish, clutching my wrist, his eyes burning with the flame of pure barminess, as I sat open-mouthed, the chicken leg poised at my ashen lips. THE NUMBERS
  • Daughters of time, the hypocritic Days , muffled and dumb are like barefoot dervishes.
  • In order, as it would seem, to keep a fighting formation that would impose respect on the bands of Dervishes on the Kerreri Hills, he adopted the formation known as echelon of brigades from the left. The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)
  • But the “Gens æterna in quâ nemo nascitur” (Pliny v. 17) managed to appear even in Al-lslam, as Fakirs,, Dervishes, Súfis, etc. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • Soon he was the hero, not only of city guilds and dervishes, but also of the swordsmen, the young blades of the army, the bahadurs.
  • He went on to say that “dervish” does not denote those persons who wander about, spending their nights and days in fighting and folly; rather, He said, the term designates those who are completely severed from all but God, who cleave to His laws, are firm in His Faith, loyal to His Covenant, and constant in worship. Memorials of the Faithful
  • Dancers throw themselves against the wall, and over it, in a kind of athletic abandon; the driving rhythm of Ravel's Bolero impels them, and they dance like dervishes, pouring energy into every gesture.
  • He spun like a dervish, turning eccentric rings as the blindness overwhelmed him, then dropped to the floor. A DAYSTAR OF FEAR
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