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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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  • And then the high-priestess extracted another poem from the urn.

    A Nest of Linnets Frank Frankfort Moore
  • Norma, the high-priestess, daughter of Oroveso, ascends the steps of the altar.

  • She loves Norma too well to go away with the betrayer of the high-priestess.

  • Prince Yamato's aunt was high-priestess of one of the Ise temples, and he told her about the task his father had entrusted to him.

    Myths & Legends of Japan F. Hadland (Frederick Hadland) Davis
  • He reigns as a master in a temple, with woman as the high-priestess, and man the victim or the chosen reward.

    The Son of Clemenceau Alexandre (fils) Dumas
  • But it was plain that the high-priestess had not the remotest idea that anything was particularly wrong with the poem.

    A Nest of Linnets Frank Frankfort Moore
  • Listen, both of you: you know that they have consecrated me high-priestess of Baaltis against my will.

    Elissa H. Rider Haggard
  • This was a high-priestess, long derided and forgotten, come back from the stars to wreak her vengeance.

    Hunters Out of Space Joseph Everidge Kelleam
  • She received him with an air of mystic calm, gracious and dignified as the high-priestess of a Grecian temple.

  • One instant more and Aris, the high-priestess, would send the order for the sacrificial knife.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter

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