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pir

[peer] /pɪər/
noun, Islam.
1.
a term of respect for the head of a religious group, especially in Pakistan and various areas of the Middle and Near East.
2.
a religious instructor, especially in mystical sects.
Origin of pir
1665-1675
1665-75; < Hindi, Urdu pīr old man < Persian
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  • pir Baksh had his reasons for wishing to put his victim away more quietly.

    The Disputed V.C. Frederick P. Gibbon
  • The danger was too great, or why did not pir Baksh himself lead them, they asked.

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  • pir Bakhs bowed and salaamed by the door, his well-formed polished face wreathed in many smiles.

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  • I do not grudge the injury if that son of a hyena, pir Baksh, has been killed.

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  • How he could ever get up the pir Panjal, I could not imagine.

  • But Russell distinctly stated that pir Baksh was one of the ringleaders.

    The Disputed V.C. Frederick P. Gibbon
  • pir Baksh smiled in pleasant anticipation, and humbly addressed his quondam officer.

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  • pir Baksh had rendered Tynan a service at last, for he had made a man of him.

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  • “I hope that rascal pir Baksh has been killed,” he said presently.

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  • He was a born cad,” said Paterson, “and deserved the same fate as pir Baksh.

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British Dictionary definitions for pir

Pir

/pir/
noun
1.
a title given to Sufi masters
Word Origin
Persian
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