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  • adjective Of, or pertaining to, a marabout.

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Examples

  • The modern settlement has wandered away from this ancient one which now slumbers -- together, maybe, with its hoary Egyptian prototype -- under high-piled mounds whereon have arisen, since those days, a few mediæval monuments and crumbling maraboutic shrines and houses of more modern date, patched together with antique building blocks and fragments of marble cornices: an island of sand and oblivion, lapped by soft-surging palms.

    Fountains in the Sand Rambles Among the Oases of Tunisia

  • Here, too, lie the cemeteries: the Jewish, fronting the main road, with a decent enclosure; that of the Christians, framed in a wire fence and containing a few wooden crosses, imitation broken columns and tinsel wreaths; Arab tombs, scattered over a large undefined tract of brown earth, and clustering thickly about some white-domed maraboutic monument, whose saintly relics are desirable companionship for the humbler dead.

    Fountains in the Sand Rambles Among the Oases of Tunisia

  • Walking from Nefta to the Chott, you will reach, on the burning plain, a maraboutic shrine that might serve as an asylum for some conscience-stricken, malaria-proof penitent.

    Fountains in the Sand Rambles Among the Oases of Tunisia

  • It is hard to say why the French foster these Arab maraboutic tendencies as opposed to the saner ideals of the Berber stock; perhaps they think it politic to _arabize_ the older race in this and a few other particulars, though it signifies, almost invariably, a retrograde movement of civilization.

    Fountains in the Sand Rambles Among the Oases of Tunisia

  • I take it, must be the culminating point, the _dernier mot_, of maraboutic enlightenment.

    Fountains in the Sand Rambles Among the Oases of Tunisia

  • All faces were turned towards the sacred city, as Mussulmans turn when they kneel to pray, in mosque or in desert; and the white slabs, narrow or broad, long or short, ornamental or plain, flat or roofed with fantastic maraboutic domes, were placed very close together.

    The Golden Silence

  • In the case of the UCM, initial opposition towards Sufism can be more accurately labeled as "anti-maraboutic" rather than anti-Sufism because the UCM collaborated with Prime Minister Mamadou Dia in an effort to usurp the powerful influence of the marabous.

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