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high priestess

[ hahy pree-stis ]

noun

  1. the female leader of a tribe, religion, or movement; a female high priest.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of high priestess1

First recorded in 1640–50

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Example Sentences

So, I think the secret of applying grit correctly — and you’re right, it is nuanced, so as the high priestess, maybe I should preach a little more effectively — is to be tenacious at the right level of your goal hierarchy.

The high priestess of the most important temple in the Akkadian Empire is credited with creating the writing format used in the Bible and even Homer’s hymns.

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How dare they insult our High Priestess of Perfection, Saint Spears?

After steeping in this environment for a year, Sontag became the high priestess of French avant-garde culture.

And God help America when our high priestess of chit chat, Oprah, wraps her long-running weep-fest later this year.

His most “enjoyable” book, Front Row, was a dissection of Vogue high priestess Anna Wintour.

He is the ruling power of external religion, as the High Priestess is the prevailing genius of the esoteric, withdrawn power.

In conclusion, the pillars of Justice open into one world and the pillars of the High Priestess into another.

She received him with an air of mystic calm, gracious and dignified as the high-priestess of a Grecian temple.

It was the religion simply of the family laws, the religion of which her implacable little mother was the high priestess.

The angry girl between the twins looked like a vengeful high priestess of Trouble--and Trouble appeared.

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