Abaya



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Contemporary Examples

The other change was in the symbolism of the abaya—its significance was no longer of a religious and social nature only.
Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights October 29, 2014

Historical Examples

It inflicted a horrible wound, but he nevertheless ran away so fast that abaya was unable to catch him and finish the job.
The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2) Dean Conant Worcester

On asking the meaning of this occurrence, I was told that they were friends of abaya and wished to talk with me.
The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2) Dean Conant Worcester

abaya, nothing loth, hastened to execute the order, hunting up the Negrito and aiming a terrific blow at him.
The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2) Dean Conant Worcester

abaya was one of a few men in Apayao who dared to descend to the lowlands.
The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2) Dean Conant Worcester

noun
a long black long-sleeved robe worn by Muslim women in Arabic-speaking countries, often with a headscarf or veil

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