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  • n  a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics; used especially by the priests
  • a  associated with the priesthood or priests
    hieratic gestures
  • a  written or belonging to a cursive form of ancient Egyptian writing
    hieratic Egyptian script
  • s  adhering to fixed types or methods; highly restrained and formal
    the more hieratic sculptures leave the viewer curiously unmoved

  • Daz has written Oscar Wao (a mishearing of "Oscar Wilde") in a mongrel argot of his devising, a mixture of straight-up English, Dominican Spanish and hieratic nerdspeak crowded .
  • But the beast is best seen in profile, the view that leaves you to reconcile as best you can his hieratic gravity with the laugh-out-loud abundance of his genitals.
  • I didn't quite get Lucas' hieratic Jedi myths or his nearly liturgical lightsaber duels.

  • Peter Sellars in The Australian
    You're in the presence of some weird hieratic ritual: you don't know what those signs mean, just like you don't really know what they're singing,Sellars says. "But you get the ritual atmosphere and intensity and commitment, because it...

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