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wali

/ˈwɑːlɪ/
noun (pl) -lis
1.
a divinely inspired leader; saint
Word Origin
Arabic
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  • wali Dad used to lie in the window-seat for hours at a time watching this view.

    Soldiers Three Rudyard Kipling
  • And let the rhymsters chisel on the monument whatever they like about sculptures and the wali.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • At last they were only one day's march from wali Dad's little mud home.

    The Brown Fairy Book Andrew Lang
  • Colonel Ripon had accompanied the force, as the wali's adviser.

    For Name and Fame G. A. Henty
  • Now this man was the wali of the town to which he was going, but he did not know that.

  • We called there to do a civility to the wali, and leave two soldiers there.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent

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