[ UK /ˈə‍ʊbɐ/ ]
  1. (West Indies) followers of a religious system involving witchcraft and sorcery
  2. a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas
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How To Use obeah In A Sentence

  • Many Creoles and Garifuna believe in obeah, or witchcraft.
  • This aunt was an Obeah witch, the duppy, or devil ghost, that was her familiar, appearing as a great black dog that she called Tiger. Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate
  • Cudjoe, reputed to be a powerful Obeah man; that is, a necromancer, or what the North American Indians would call a medicine-man. The Missing Ship The Log of the "Ouzel" Galley
  • Although it has been illegal for a long time, obeah, the traditional witchcraft of the Caribbean, still exists.
  • Together they unravel and expose the island's medicine woman who delves into the dark secrets of obeah, an ancient mystical practice similar to voodoo.
  • You see somebody with a beautiful religious artifact, and you don't want to touch it - you're afraid of some obeah jumping out of it to get you.
  • Parliament will be ensured, and the relapse into obeahism, devil - worship, and children-eating be inaugurated. West Indian Fables by James Anthony Froude Explained by J. J. Thomas
  • He was sometimes called upon by other missionaries to travel to distant places during a revival of obeah and myalism during the early 1840s.
  • The other, myalism, was intended to counteract obeah.
  • Some still fear the African-derived black magic called obeah that is common in the Caribbean region.
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