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  • v. To create or produce something, seemingly magically
  • v. To generate (an image or an idea) in one's mind.

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

  • v. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic


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  • The image that the writers conjure up of John is that of a fiery, ascetic evangelist who emerged from a hermit-like existence in the desert to call the people of Israel to repent of their evil ways and be baptized.

    The Templar Revelation

  • Martin meanwhile stormed around, swearing in English, circling the crashed Intrepid as if to conjure up a repair.

    Some Fun

  • As the Philadelphia Phillies took the field to play in Game 5, it would have been a perfect occasion to conjure up truisms in tribute to valiant losers who continue to play on with pride and self-respect when all possibilities for victory have vanished.

    One Season

  • All of New England can conjure up 2004 and 2007 until your hearts runneth over with joy, but you will be doing so in vain.

    One Season

  • An egregious gag job like no other, amplified by the fact it came against their most ancient, bitter rivals, no longer could Yankees fans conjure up Bucky Dent or Aaron Boone; nor could they humiliate Red Sox Nation with an awful chain of events.

    One Season

  • TO the books of the monastery some human interest clings: we can at once conjure up a picture of the cloister and the scribe at his work; the handling of an old manuscript, the turning over of finely-written and quaintly-illuminated yellow pages, throws the mind flashing back centuries to the silent writer in his carrell.

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

  • We can let Charlotte and Lois and Elvira loose in the kitchen, and they can conjure up some scrambled eggs and toast for everyone, she said, inwardly wincing at even uttering the word conjure.

    Dragon Warrior

  • What images does that phrase conjure up in your mind?

    Life’s Too Short to Leave Kite Flying to Kids

  • When you think of the word scientist, like most, you might immediately conjure up images of a guy in a laboratory and a white lab coat doing experiments, and it usually has a clinical depiction.

    The Sacred Promise

  • Their ability to instantly conjure up plausible-sounding rationalizations, to twist the narrative to make their side sound credible with cherry-picked facts and half-truths, and very important to smear their accusers becomes second nature.



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