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  • n. Plural form of seeress.


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  • She could be the Gloria Steinem of covens 'lib: leader of a movement of generations of seers and seeresses (aka IT specialists) to come.

    Toil and Trouble in Delaware

  • As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world. read an exerpt

    4/14: New at the library this week

  • A woman ought to be of the kindred of the old seeresses, and by the divine ichor or the animal instinct in her know when the supreme moment of love approached.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 25, April, 1873

  • Sibylline Oracles is the name given to certain collections of supposed prophecies, emanating from the sibyls or divinely inspired seeresses, which were widely circulated in antiquity.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • Furthermore, the directors of the temple, of course, must needs be told, and the other seeresses, neglected by their once-idolized patron, did not need to be told; so that long before Serviss had a hint of her coming the news of

    The Tyranny of the Dark

  • Labrousse, the inspired woman of the Revolution Church, [83] and with many other seers and seeresses of this order, who all bear a family likeness to one another.

    The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2

  • In Guatemala, as in ancient Delphos, the gods were believed to speak through the mouths of these inspired seeresses, and at the celebration of victories they enjoyed a privilege so strange and horrible that I quote it from the old manuscript before me without venturing a translation:

    Nagualism A Study in Native American Folk-lore and History

  • The seeresses and interpreters of oracles -- those who, like the witch of Endor, could summon from the grave the shades of the departed -- were women.

    The Physical Life of Woman: Advice to the Maiden, Wife and Mother


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