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  • noun Plural form of effendi.


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  • She had great difficulty accepting the socio-political reality of the country, which at the time was ruled by British imperialism and where the Zionist residents bought land from Arab effendis, which often caused the expulsion of the Arab tenant farmers who lived on the land.

    Zosha Posnanska. 2009

  • She became well-known among the Arabs of Jaffa — effendis, sheikhs and Bedouin tribal leaders who lived on the sandy stretches south of the city.

    Olga Belkind-Hankin. 2009

  • According to her socialist view, the land was supposed to belong to the peasants who worked it and not to the effendis.

    Zosha Posnanska. 2009

  • Boats were often seen passing under the windows of the farm laden with effendis, bashaws, and cadis, that were going into banishment to Lemnos, Mytilene and Erzerum.

    Candide 2007

  • And other cadis, bashaws, and effendis, were seen coming back to succeed the place of the exiles, and were driven out in their turns.

    Candide 2007

  • When they came back to the Hejaz as young effendis in European clothes with Turkish manners, the father ordered them into Arab dress; and, to rub up their Arabic, gave them Meccan companions and sent them out into the wilds, with the

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom Thomas Edward 2003

  • When the Turks came in against us, and the ex-Khedive, safe among his new-found friends, threw off the mask, the Cairene effendis became tremendously active.


  • This last activity was wasted effort, as anyone who knew the type could have told them; the effendis abstained from the crudities of personal service and confined themselves to stirring up the town riffraff, who wanted a safer form of villainy than open riot, and the


  • These young _effendis_ are the fools who would step where angels fear to tread.

    The Kangaroo Marines R. W. Campbell

  • The _cavass_ in charge of the servants was beginning to be fussy, in fear that while we were dawdling about the one train might come and go, and the _sitts_ and _effendis_ be left to the limited accommodations of Aïasulouk for the night.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. July, 1878. Various


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