Definitions

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  • n. The power of bewitching or fascinating; charm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The power of bewitching or fascinating; bewitchment; charm; fascination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Witchery; fascination; charm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. magnetic personal charm

Etymologies

bewitch +‎ -ery? (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But it was a most irreligious religion, made up of traditions and human inventions; a strange kind of bewitchery rather than religion; that they should choose rather that the Messiah should be cut off than that religion be changed.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Or is it a 'bewitchery'? "he asked, only half in joke.

    Far to Seek A Romance of England and India

  • “It is the only honest ‘bewitchery’ that I have ever seen,” Kalas spat.

    Immortalis

  • The gipsy fascination, the abandoned, perverse bewitchery of this female devil of the dance is not to be described by mouth, typewriter, or quilled pen.

    The Merry-Go-Round

  • Under its lordly bewitchery, Erastianism prevails in the Established Churches of the kingdom.

    The Covenants And The Covenanters Covenants, Sermons, and Documents of the Covenanted Reformation

  • The pursuit has always interested my imagination more than any other, and I remember before having my first portrait taken, there was a great bewitchery in the idea, as if it were a magic process.

    Passages from the American Notebooks, Volume 2.

  • The truth is, he who shall duly consider these matters, will find that there is a certain bewitchery, or fascination in words, which makes them operate with a force beyond what we can naturally give an account of.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. II.

  • This, I say, is that which makes them sell eternity for a song, give away their souls for a trifle, and turn their backs upon glory and immortality, and God himself, under the pinch of any present pain, or the bewitchery of some present pleasure.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. IV.

  • But seals are extraordinarily cute, celebrities love them (have you ever seen Paul McCartney hug a cow?) and animal rights activists use that emotional bewitchery to tug on people's heartstrings.

    Toronto Sun

  • This is of course part of her enduring appeal, a kind of jovial bewitchery, and a voice that is soft and fragrant and as perfectly English as gin.

    The Guardian World News

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