Sentence Examples


  • But, in 1690, the third of the famous Kuprilis, Mustafa, brother of Fazil Ahmed, became grand vizier, and the Turk, still further encouraged by the death of Innocent XI., rallied once more.
  • The feast of Ramazan hereupon occurring, the grand vizier unwisely allowed his own troops to disperse.
  • The vizier gave Firdousi an apartment near himself, and related to the caliph the manner in which he had been treated at Ghazni.
  • WAZIR, or Vizier (Arabic wazir), a minister, usually the principal minister under a Mahommedan ruler.
  • The Turks succeeded in surrounding Peter the Great near the Pruth, and his army was menaced with total destruction, when the Turkish commander, the grand vizier Baltaji Mahommed Pasha, was induced by the presents and entreaties of the empress Catherine to sign the preliminary treaty of the Pruth (July 21, 1711), granting terms of peace far more favourable than were justified by the situation of the Russians.