Next day the fever had slightly abated, when Muhamed Isa slipped gently into my tent to inquire how the sahib was.
What do you think will become of the man who shot the Dhah, sahib?
Those watching turned sick of stomach, but not so the doctor sahib.
And what message would you like for the sahib to give the boys and girls of America for you?
We follow the sahib until we see him enter the compound of the hotel.
He disclosed that I was a sahib, and that I was on my way to Lhassa.
Now the woman's voice came to them calling earnestly, "sahib, sahib, sahib!"
No, sahib, but there is an outhouse which would hold the two horses.
And when our time comes may thou and I, sahib, die as he did, with our harness on!
The third shift was to Calcutta, and there the sahib died while driving a dog-cart.
respectful address to Europeans in India, 1670s, from Hindi or Urdu sahib "master, lord," from Arabic sahib, originally "friend, companion," from sahiba "he accompanied." Female form ("European lady") is memsahib.