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synonyms for chieftain

  • bigwig
  • boss
  • tribal chief
  • captain
  • director
  • head
  • headman
  • leader
  • master
  • ruler
  • big shot
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How to use chieftain in a sentence

The history of the world was a history of emperors, kings, princes, dukes, czars, sultans, mogul lords, tribal chieftains, and the like.
THE STORY BEHIND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE'S MOST MEMORABLE LINEAKHIL REED AMARMAY 7, 2021TIME
Today, Adjuah is a chieftain as well, with his own tribe, Chief Adjuah and the Xodokan Nation, a modern version of the Brave, his grandfather’s first clan.
CHRISTIAN SCOTT ATUNDE ADJUAH WAS ONE OF THE LAST MUSICIANS TO PERFORM IN A NEW YORK CLUB. THE RESULTING ALBUM COULD WIN HIM A GRAMMY.SHANNON EFFINGERMARCH 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Some of the more deluded, I suspect, even picture themselves as daring swashbucklers, fighting for their clan chieftain’s “restoration.”
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON’S ‘KIDNAPPED’ IS NOT JUST AN ADVENTURE TALE, IT’S A TIMELY NOVEL ABOUT POLITICS AND DISSENTMICHAEL DIRDAJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
With a groan and a curse the guerrilla chieftain yielded himself a prisoner.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
To the Federal soldiers in pursuit she swore the guerrilla chieftain had passed by without stopping.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
The South Wind gently opened the door, and a young chieftain, with a face like the sun, entered.
STORIES THE IROQUOIS TELL THEIR CHILDRENMABEL POWERS
The young chieftain passed in and sat down by the strange fire that had no heat.
STORIES THE IROQUOIS TELL THEIR CHILDRENMABEL POWERS
He raged about the lodge and ordered the young chieftain with sunshine in his face and warmth in his breath to depart.
STORIES THE IROQUOIS TELL THEIR CHILDRENMABEL POWERS
On and on, up and over the brow of the hill she climbed, till she reached the young chieftain's side.
STORIES THE IROQUOIS TELL THEIR CHILDRENMABEL POWERS
Her arms wound round and round the young chieftain, and Corn Plume was content.
STORIES THE IROQUOIS TELL THEIR CHILDRENMABEL POWERS
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WORDS RELATED TO CHIEFTAIN

  • administrator
  • big cheese
  • big gun
  • big person
  • chief
  • chieftain
  • controller
  • director
  • dominator
  • employer
  • exec
  • executive
  • foreperson
  • head
  • head honcho
  • helmer
  • honcho
  • leader
  • overseer
  • owner
  • person in charge
  • superintendent
  • supervisor
  • taskperson
  • top dog
  • wheel
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