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conjure woman

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Definition of conjure woman in English:

noun

US & West Indian
A sorceress, especially one who practises voodoo.
Example sentences
  • It takes place in the spacious, quiet home of an ancient conjure woman supposedly aged 285, who has the ability to heal people's souls.
  • The ghost, the conjure women, and the thrasher all mark moments in the text when characters can actively choose one epistemology over the other.
  • Some of the grown women in the film not only act as storytellers but also as conjure women whose psychic abilities can change developments and perceptions.

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