Definitions

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  • n. person of exceptional holiness

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Examples

  • Yet it may be truly said, that the prophecy of St Thomas had not its full effect, till after the coming of Father Xavier; according to another prediction of that holy man Peter de Couillan, a religious of the Trinity, who, going to the Indies with Vasco de Gama, in quality of his ghostly father, was martyred by the Indians on the seventh of July

    The Works of John Dryden

  • They lay there for seven days together, in expectation of a better wind; and all that time the holy man passed in contemplation, without taking any nourishment, either of meat or drink, as they observed who were in the vessel with him, and as James Madeira, who was a witness of it, has deposed in form of law.

    The Works of John Dryden

  • Then had Sir Gawaine such a grace and gift that an holy man had given to him, that every day in the year, from underne till high noon, his might increased those three hours as much as thrice his strength, and that caused Sir Gawaine to win great honour.

    Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table, Volume 2

  • He took his position in front of the holy man and waited for Grod to bring forth the daughter of his mate.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Calanus: Indian holy man who accompanied Alexander back to Persepolis.

    Alexander the Great

  • Silent tears clouded her vision as the tall blonde woman, alone in a rock-littered cave, flowed through the ancient, symbolic movements with a grace and subtlety as accomplished as those of the great holy man himself.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • "It's strong," the holy man motioned in guarded gestures to Goov.

    The Clan of the Cave Bear

  • How the holy man managed the affair, unless he spent the greatest part of his time in combing his whiskers, or playing at primero with his chaplain, — would pose any mortal not let into the true secret; — and therefore

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • The author of the relation from whence mine is copied, seems to have had some kind of foresight of his coming; for, in the conclusion of his memorial, he prays Almighty God, and earnestly desires the king of Portugal, to send some holy man to the Indies, who might reform the manners of the Europeans, by his apostolic instructions, and his exemplary virtues.

    The Works of John Dryden

  • “I'm a little tsedreyt in kop disoriented, but I'll be okay,” the holy man says.

    Kosher Krusher Stems Jewish Intermarriage Through Demolition Derby

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