Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spell to induce love.

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Examples

  • Plus, it would help get my mind off the whole love-spell thing between us, which was now constantly lurking in the back of my consciousness.

    Pucker Up

  • Than doth this sovereign face, whose love-spell breathes

    The Wayward Muse

  • Maybe there are people who'd even forgive a love-spell or two, like the one he put on you.

    The Silicon Mage

  • It was one thing, she supposed, to have a love-spell put on you.

    The Silicon Mage

  • So this, Caris thought sourly, was a love-spell -- this harmless-sounding manipulation of the heart and the mind.

    The Silicon Mage

  • Thus the love-spell acts on the man through the earth he trod on.

    Chapter 3. Sympathetic Magic. § 3. Contagious Magic

  • When the tender passion did awake, each attack was of a virulent type, the first love-spell especially.

    Recollections and reflections : an auto of half a century and more,

  • One youth was executed for possessing a magic book, another for using a love-spell.

    Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom

  • The grotesque image of a fat, pushing ship-chandler, enslaved by an unholy love-spell, fascinated me; and I listened rather open - mouthed to the tale as old as the world, a tale which had been the subject of legend, of moral fables, of poems, but which so ludicrously failed to fit the personality.

    'Twixt Land and Sea

  • Dejanira, thinking it a good opportunity to try her love-spell, steeped the garment in the blood of Nessus.

    The Age of Fable

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