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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of incant.

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Examples

  • Once the pilgrims have ritually cleansed and incanted, they circle the cage counterclockwise, reaching over each other to feel its metal lattice and lunging forward to let their lips linger on the Arabic lettering at its corners.

    Among the Mullahs

  • In a deft reengineering of the Scheherazade legend, Rushdie makes several of his femmes fatales into conjured or perhaps better say incanted figures: seductresses of the imagination who nonetheless exert tremendous power in the “real” world; women of mystical and mythical authority who are projected along the song lines.

    Cassocks and Codpieces

  • “Our answer is market, market—let the market forces work,” he incanted.

    The Prize

  • Seventh terror incanted them from my mind, but I inactivate the last one, which I sapped, was: Where have you been?

    Think Progress » More Revisionist History

  • Marines incanted Ground Zero in a seven - year-old civil war, were killed by a truck bomber as they slept.

    CNN Transcript Jan 1, 2002

  • He was muttering to himself, his fingers writhing in quick passes as he incanted.

    Advance and Retreat

  • Marines incanted Ground Zero in a seven-year-old civil war, were killed by a truck bomber as they slept.

    CNN Transcript Oct 28, 2001

  • The constant and, in some instances, dishonest refrain for more funds, in many instances incanted for party political gain, reemerges in our streets as when, only a few days ago, public sector workers marched behind posters which bore the words - "give us more" "give us more".

    STATEMENT OF DEPUTY PRESIDENT THABO MBEKI AT THE OPENING OF THE DEBATE IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY, ON "RECONCILIATION AND NATION BUILDING"

  • The constant and, in some instances, dishonest refrain for more funds, in many instances incanted for party political gain, reemerges in our streets as when, only a few days ago, public sector workers marched behind posters which bore the words - "give us more"

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Vvelz incanted: 3Storms and shakings of the ground, begone!

    Riverwind the Plainsman

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