[ US /dɪˈvæn/ ]
[ UK /dɪvˈæn/ ]
  1. a Muslim council chamber or law court
  2. a collection of Persian or Arabic poems (usually by one author)
  3. a Muslim council of state
  4. a long backless sofa (usually with pillows against a wall)
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How To Use divan In A Sentence

  • Of course people have noticed before that Matisse posed his models in flimsy, filmy harem pants on divans and cushions covered with flowered or striped stuffs against fabric screens and curtains.
  • Sheols of houris in chems upon divans, (revolted stellas vespertine vesamong them) at a bare (O!) mention of the scaly rybald exclaimed: Poisse! Finnegans Wake
  • It was long, built around two sections of the tetragon, and with low divans beneath the view windows. Operation Haystack
  • There's also a cigar divan serving Cuban stogies and decorated with paintings from the Zhongnanhai leaders' compound.
  • It appears that Rasheed has a history of criticising the Maldivan state religion in his writing - it is a legal requirement for citizens of the Maldives to be Muslims - and he has since written to Amnesty International to request help in seeking temporary asylum. New Humanist Blog
  • But I spent the remains of the afternoon lounging on the divan with Ali-Bab, nibbling almonds, sipping mint tea, and listening to the water bubbling merrily in his hookah.
  • It was a modest but comfortably furnished room with a divan, low tables and large leather cushions on the floor.
  • For example, instead of putting a lavish bed into the bedroom we bought a standard divan bed and had a headboard made.
  • For a moment I thought it must be an exclusive brothel, for we were in a great salon all plush and gilt and mirrors, with thick carpet and velvet divans and curtains looped back by silver cords, and Junoesque females of perfect complexion drifting about. THE NUMBERS
  • Faced with multiple sweets and puddings, I simply reclined and used the best of the divan.
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