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high priestess

noun
1.
the female leader of a tribe, religion, or movement; a female high priest.
Also, high-priestess [hahy-pree-stis] /haɪˈpri stɪs/ (Show IPA).
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  • "Just a black eye and some skin lacerations," the high priestess said.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
  • "It's just—well, nothing, I suppose," the high priestess said.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
  • "Good evening," the high priestess said in an indulgent tone.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
  • She who gave me back my life—the great high priestess Saronia.'

    Saronia Richard Short
  • We next heard of her as the high priestess of a new cult in India.

    The Arena Various
  • It is noticeable in this connection that the high priestess makes no sign.

  • "The punishment is no greater than the crime," said the high priestess.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar William R. Bradshaw

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