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medicine man

noun as in shaman

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In the 1600s, they lived in 69 villages, each with a chief, or sachem, and a medicine man.

Next door, a center built in the late 1990s serves as a repository for artifacts and exhibits, such as photographs of the tribe’s last known medicine man and Richardson’s parents sharing their culture with tourists at Jamestown.

I thought of the medicine man who gave me my name, and how he taught me about entropy—the way a body holds our origins and stars—and how, after he built our sweat lodge, willow and tie by willow and tie, he ended the day by watching Die Hard.

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Medicine Man is one of the few dispensaries, both medical and recreational, that has its grow house onsite.

Despite being one of the largest dispensaries in Colorado, Medicine Man will soon double in size.

Old Mr. Medicine Man, he stands up in the plain daylight, and he draws his bow and shoots a arrer plum through that boy.

Boy squirms a heap and Mr. Medicine Man socks another arrer through him, cool as you please—I have seen that done.

Then the medicine man steps up, cuts off the boy's head with his knife—holds it up plain, so everybody can see it.

But now the old medicine man takes a blanket and throws it over this dead boy.

It may be necessary here to remark that the blacks, under no circumstances, kill a medicine-man.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to medicine man, such as: faith healer, healer, idolater, isangoma, mundunugu, and shamanist.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.