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Sunna

or Sunnah

[soo n-uh] /ˈsʊn ə/
noun, Islam.
1.
the traditional portion of Muslim law, based on the words and acts of Muhammad, and preserved in the traditional literature.
Origin of Sunna
1620-1630
1620-30; < Arabic sunnah literally, way, path, rule
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  • “We adored him,” wrote Sunna, in her most fervent religious mood, which was just as sincere as any other mood.

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  • But if Sunna is not here, 15 Boris would feel as if there was no one present.

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  • It is not to be supposed that Sunna Vedder kept away from all this social stir and preparation.

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  • Things have come to this––Boris has made love to Sunna in the face of all Kirkwall.

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  • He was the most desirable party in the room for any girl and he quite neglected the handsome Sunna Vedder.

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  • Very early there arose a special reverence for the path and usage (Sunna) of Mahomet.

  • Sunna usually made a pretense of despising anything sentimental but this example filled her heart with joy and satisfaction.

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  • He wished to wear it on his wedding day but Thora had not thought of it, neither had Sunna.

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  • But she appeared so little interested that Sunna turned to Mistress Ragnor and asked her opinion.

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  • “It is easy to see which way Sunna is drifting,” 291 said Rahal, after this letter had been read.

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British Dictionary definitions for Sunna

Sunna

/ˈsʌnə/
noun
1.
the body of traditional Islamic law accepted by most orthodox Muslims as based on the words and acts of Mohammed
Word Origin
C18: from Arabic sunnah rule
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