holy man


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Noun1.holy man - person of exceptional holinessholy man - person of exceptional holiness  
Buddha - one who has achieved a state of perfect enlightenment
fakeer, fakir, faqir, faquir - a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
good person - a person who is good to other people
References in classic literature ?
Methought there was another here, but it must have been this holy man talking to himself.
But no sooner had the last word been sung than the holy man seized his steel cap, clapped it on his head, and springing to his feet, cried in a great voice, "What spy have we here?
I might have known from thy looks that thou wert no such holy man as thou didst pretend to be.
had resigned position, palace, and power, and taken up the begging-bowl and ochre-coloured dress of a Sunnyasi, or holy man, was considered nothing extraordinary.
When he met Purun Bhagat's eyes--the eyes of a man used to control thousands--he bowed to the earth, took the begging-bowl without a word, and returned to the village, saying, "We have at last a holy man.
That holy man and I were one, Beyond the bounds that words can trace: The very flowers were still as we.
Everything looked gay and smiling; but the holy man walked gloomily on, with his eyes bent upon the ground.
The sisters saluted the holy man with becoming reverence, and the eldest motioned him to a mossy seat beside them.
a visage, joined to the brawny form of the holy man, spoke rather of sirloins and haunches, than of pease and pulse.
As for thy threats, know, holy man, thou speakest to one whose trade it is to find out danger wherever it is to be met with.
How could you bring a fresh pang to this holy man, who hath endured so much and hath journeyed as far as Christ's own blessed tomb?
Nay, nay," cried Alleyne, "this was a holy man who had journeyed to Jerusalem, and acquired a dropsy by running from the house of Pilate to the Mount of Olives,"