[ UK /fˈæki‍ə/ ]
  1. a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man
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How To Use fakir In A Sentence

  • The Hindu fakir would sit for days without food or water, or bury himself alive as a kind of spiritual observance, a separation of mind from body.
  • They claim supernatural powers to confer good and invoke evil, and the curse of a fakir is the last misfortune that an honest Hindu cares to bring upon himself, for it means a failure of his harvests, the death of his cattle by disease, sickness in his family and bad luck in everything that he undertakes. Modern India
  • When dawn broke and morn arose in sheen and shone, the Fakirs went to seek the The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • It was something that a mendicant fakir might wear, a wandering beggar who told fortunes in the marketplace for a couple of crowns. LORD PRESTIMION
  • The second is the way of the ascetic, the stoic, the fakir. THE BOOK OF THE DIE
  • He was the priest who beholds all his sacred wafers cast to the winds, the fakir who beholds a passer-by spit upon his idol.
  • The second is the way of the ascetic, the stoic, the fakir. THE BOOK OF THE DIE
  • It had been a kind of mental fakirism, and as fakirs smile as they burn and cut themselves, so she had been able to smile as she burnt and cut at her own heart in Joyselle. The Halo
  • They are usually accompanied by a youthful disciple, called a "chela," a boy of from 10 to 15 years of age, who will become a fakir himself unless something occurs to change his career. Modern India
  • He could read the fellow thoroughly, and knew him to be what is commonly called a fakir, pure and simple. Dave Porter and His Rivals or, The Chums and Foes of Oak Hall
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