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Synonyms for fakir

a Muslim or Hindu mendicant monk who is regarded as a holy man

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I once heard an officer in India tell my mother that there were fakirs who said words over and over thousands of times," said Mary.
Fired by recollections of fakirs and devotees in illustrations Colin suggested that they should all sit cross-legged under the tree which made a canopy.
Atkinson was leaning against a tree with a listless face; Quinton's wife was still at her window; the doctor had gone strolling round the end of the conservatory; they could see his cigar like a will-o'-the-wisp; and the fakir still sat rigid and yet rocking, while the trees above him began to rock and almost to roar.
Now it was gone I felt as poor and naked as a fakir.
Some 400 performers in variety of events, including Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan , Saen Zahhor, Sheema Kirmani, Papu Saen, Akhtar Chinar Zehri, Zarsanga, Shah Jo Raag Fakirs, Nighat Chaodhry,
I had met him (Singh) in Delhi on March 4 when I had gone to give him a copy of my latest book The Resourceful Fakirs , which is about my ancestors who served as courtiers in the Sikh Darbar of Lahore," Aijazuddin, who had known Singh since the early 1970s, told M AIL T ODAY .
Later, a Mehfil-e-Sama (concert of Sufi music) was held in which Fakirs of Bedil and others enthralled the audience.
RSPCA bosses say the Fakirs are a shining example of people who can help dogs in need.
Shah Jo Raag Fakirs led by Fakir Juman Shah accompanied by their unique five-stringed traditional instrument, dhamboora, are sure to leave a mark in this episode as well.