American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Use of supernatural power over others through the assistance of spirits; witchcraft.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, divination from the casting of lots; hence, the use of supernatural knowledge or power gained in any manner, especially through the connivance of evil spirits; magic art; enchantment; witchcraft; spells; charms.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Divination by the assistance, or supposed assistance, of evil spirits, or the power of commanding evil spirits; magic; necromancy; witchcraft; enchantment.
- n. the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
- From Middle French sorcerie, ultimately derived from Latin sors ("fate"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English sorcerie, from Old French, from sorcier, sorcerer; see sorcerer. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Some achieve their travel through what they call sorcery, others through dreams or some form of creativity.”
The Skrayling Tree
“And without the presence of a man, of course, women could not help but engage in sorcery, paganism, and lesbianism.”
“Sword and sorcery is a guilty pleasure of my, especially when it comes to reading material (I'm not so good writing it), and normally the way I tackle an anthology is to read every story, start to finish, and then write about them all.”
“Sword and sorcery is back, with the same dark, violent and gritty verve that made it so appealing the first time around.”
“Cleo's sorcery is in her language, as abounding as good as varied as a difference a master gave to any of his creations.”
“Court physician Gaius, who also dabbles a bit in sorcery, takes Merlin under his wing and tries to guide the young acolyte in his use of magic.”
“Sword and sorcery is much more believable than steamy romance.”
“Sword-and-sorcery is birthed from a different tradition from, say, high fantasy.”
“His sorcery is startlingly fresh, page upon page ....”
“Our second-rate mystic seeks the help of a genuine Native American mystic to save the poor woman and fend off the angry shaman, and a battle of science (and a little sorcery) vs. pure sorcery is launched.”
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A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
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an immense, grandiloquent list that loads like a thousand years sentence in stone. new words are in the other lists.
Words that sound pretty.
This list collects the magnificent collection of vocabulary of the article "What the F***? Why We Curse," by Steven Pinker, in The New Republic (Oct. 2007). I think I'm more impressed with the coll...
Words that lend to the dark and dreary atmosphere of gothic literature.
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