Sentence Examples


  • The really diligent student in one of the crowded hives of Cambridge College is as solitary as a dervish in the desert.
  • To the accompaniment of hymns, the dance gradually developing into a wild dervish-like spinning which is kept up till they drop, foaming at the mouth and prophesying.
  • From Gallabat a dervish raiding party penetrated to Gondar, which they looted.
  • In the Sinan Tekke or Dervish monastery the ceremonies of the howling and dancing Dervishes may be witnessed.
  • At this time the power and prestige of the khalifa were at their height: the rebellions in Darfur and Kordofan had been stamped out, the anti-mahdi was dead, and even the dervish defeat by the Abyssinians had been converted by the death of King John and the capture of his body into a success.