1. the domain ruled by a sheik
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How To Use sheikhdom In A Sentence

  • Shahzad, a recently naturalized U.S. citizen living in Connecticut, was taken off an airliner bound for the Persian Gulf sheikhdom of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates about 53 hours after the attempted bombing, authorities said. Times Square bomb suspect Shahzad said to implicate himself; probe expands to Pakistan
  • Yes, snow could be the new sand for skiers and skiing wannabes in this United Arab Emirates sheikhdom.
  • messengers were moving unobtrusively over the jet-black mountain ranges, bearing confidential tidings from sheikhdom to sheikhdom
  • The tiny sheikhdom was one of the rebels' most robust backers throughout the conflict, providing aid, weapons and advanced communications gear, among other support, for the six-month rebel effort to oust Mr. Gadhafi. Minister in Tripoli Blasts Qatari Aid to Militia Groups
  • The United Arab Emirates bans the import of pork products as a precautionary measure and several supermarkets in the sheikhdom yank them off the shelves. Jamal Dajani: The New Terror in the Middle East: Swine
  • Dubai, the second-largest sheikhdom in the seven member federation of the United Arab Emirates, had forecast its first-ever deficit for its 2009 budget at 1.3% of its 2007 GDP. Dubai Plans to Cut Spending by 15%
  • The British withdrew from the Persian Gulf in 1969 after nearly two centuries of dominance, creating a power vacuum for the tiny oil sheikhdoms they had fostered.
  • Last year the United Arab Emirates awarded a South Korean-led consortium a $20.4 billion contract to build four nuclear reactors in the sheikhdom. Shaw, Toshiba, Exelon Join to Pursue Saudi Nuclear Deals
  • Perhaps a million Keralites have worked in the Gulf at one time or another: it is estimated that they account for a quarter of all the expatriate workers who have lent their sweat to the Gulf sheikhdoms.
  • Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Iranian counterpart, Manouchehr Mottaki, gave competing speeches at a regional security conference in the Persian Gulf sheikhdom of Bahrain on Friday. Iran Touts Nuclear Advance Ahead of U.S. Talks
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