witch doctor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n witch doctor someone who is believed to heal through magical powers
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Usage

In literature:

The witch doctor who sat as judge seemed to have perfect control over the savages minds and no one questioned his decisions.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Two of the witch doctors Hamilton's men caught.
"Bones" by Edgar Wallace
When I was in Zululand an old witch doctor 'tossed the bones.
"The Man Who Knew" by Edgar Wallace
One phase of the labours of the American Presbyterian Congo Mission discloses the bondage of the Congo native to the Witch Doctor.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
During the epidemic that had visited the island he had developed the character of a witch doctor.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
An hour later that worthy sent for a certain witch-doctor.
"The Keepers of the King's Peace" by Edgar Wallace
Abide you here with us until we have dealt with M'Bongwele and his witch-doctors.
"With Airship and Submarine" by Harry Collingwood
A gentleman who was a resident magistrate in Papua tells an amusing tale of how one witch-doctor was very properly served.
"Peeps At Many Lands: Australia" by Frank Fox
There sprang up a class of people called "witch-doctors" who, it was claimed, had power to dispel the charm and bring the witch to grief.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
Several witch doctors are asked to take part in this performance.
"Children of Borneo" by Edwin Herbert Gomes
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In poetry:

Of barbarism? What poet will be born to tell you to hate cruelty
and filth? What prophet will warn you
When the witch-doctors begin dancing, or if any man says "I
am a priest," to kill them with spears?
"Hellenistics" by Robinson Jeffers
ESTHER
They've passed: there's no one now beside us.
And will you take my hand? You used to call me
A white witch, but there is no witchery
In this plain hand of mine!
You've told a double story, Doctor Swift.
"Swift's Pastoral" by Padraic Colum

In news:

' Witch Doctor ' has more magic the second time around.
Shopkeeper Stirs Controversy With Image of Obama as Witch Doctor .
' Witch Doctor ' was sobering lesson.
' Witch Doctor ' melds horror and medicine.
Brandon Seifert & Lukas Ketner Witch Doctor .
'Witch Doctor' has more magic the second time around.
Spring Lake Business Owner's Window Display Depicts Obama as Witch Doctor – Satirical or Racist.
NY Prosecutors Resist 'Witch Doctor' in Murder Trial.
Business owner depicts Obama as witch doctor.
A business owner in Spring Lake, New Jersey has put up a window display for Halloween which depicts President Barack Obama as a witch doctor.
Hemera/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) β€” Prosecutors do not want a "witch doctor" to take the stand in the defense of an African man accused of killing a New York City college student, according to court documents and the defendant's attorney.
KOGELO, Kenya (AP) β€” Here in President Barack Obama's ancestral village in Kenya , witch doctor John Dimo tossed some shells, bones and other items to determine who will win Tuesday's election.
Here in President Barack Obama's ancestral village in Kenya , witch doctor John Dimo tossed some shells, bones and other items to determine who will win Tuesday's election.
KOGELO, Kenya β€”At President Barack Obama's ancestral village in Kenya , witch doctor John Dimo tossed some shells, bones and other items to determine who will win Tuesday's election.
Obama Portrayed As Witch Doctor (Photo).
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