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  • n. Plural form of hierophant.


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  • Globe and Mail and the CBC continue to pay Rex Murphy to use words like "hierophants" in an effort to appear learned on an infinite number of sujects, including climatology.

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  • Not everybody thinks songwriters are today's version of the poets who Shelley Percy Bysshe, not Fabares or Winters said were "hierophants of an unapprehended inspiration; mirrors of the gigantic shadows which futurity casts upon the present ... unacknowledged legislators of the world."

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  • They had long hair and wore dirty rags and they stank, for hierophants of Wildfire are forbidden to wash.


  • The hierophants of Katabaton chose the time for her festival to coincide with the one day a year the first rays of the rising Sun struck the entrance to this temple, a low cave, a maw in the mountain.


  • Moses (alias Osarsiph) borrowed the rite from the Egyptian hierophants who were all thus “purified”; the object being to counteract the over-sensibility of the “sixth sense” and to harden the glans against abrasions and infection by exposure to air and friction against the dress.

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  • As Nochlin begins to suggest in Bathers, Bodies, Beauty (and occasionally shows by example, however inadvertent), academic feminism has often become more of a trap than a liberation, imposing its own Newspeak, its own "theory," its own hierophants, and its own prejudices.

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  • This is the first analysis of the human mind; having a general foundation in popular experience, it is moulded to a certain extent by hierophants and philosophers.


  • Two lines in his first play had served to mark him for no friend to the hierophants:


  • Begging pardon, while I say it, of the gods Cabri, of the hierophants of Samothrace, of Isis, Orpheus, and the Eleusinian

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  • I inquire, what were these hierophants, these holy free masons, who celebrated their ancient mysteries in Samothrace, and whence did they and their gods Cabiri come?

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