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  • n. Plural form of philtre.

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Examples

  • And observe how Brabantio's dream prepares for his recurrence to the notion of philtres, and how both prepare for carrying on the plot of the arraignment of Othello on this ground.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • And observe how Brabantio’s dream prepares for his recurrence to the notion of philtres, and how both prepare for carrying on the plot of the arraignment of Othello on this ground.

    Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher

  • There was a procession of girls and women to swear that they had bought charms and philtres from Geillis Duncan, for purposes such as causing illness, ridding oneself of an unwanted babe, or casting spells of love upon some man.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • I will go on with the argument on which I had entered and will show that I had no motive for seducing Pudentilla into marriage by the use of love philtres.

    The Defense

  • What had I to gain by my magic that should lead me to attempt to win Pudentilla by love-philtres?

    The Defense

  • I compelled her to be mine by my exercise of the black art; that I alone had been found to outrage the virgin purity of her widowhood by incantations and love philtres.

    The Defense

  • I ask Rufinus and Aemilianus to answer me and tell me — even assuming that I am the most consummate magician — what I had to gain by persuading Pudentilla to marry me by means of my love philtres and my incantations.

    The Defense

  • Them too I hate, whoso desire to lengthen out the span of life, seeking to turn the tide of death aside by philtres, drugs, and magic spells, - folk that death should take away to leave the young their place, when they no more can benefit the world.

    The Suppliants

  • Nevertheless, she “spaed fortunes,” read dreams, composed philtres, discovered stolen goods, and made and dissolved matches as successfully as if, according to the belief of the whole neighbourhood, she had been aided in those arts by Beelzebub himself.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • She reported she had cured one William Horne, a rich man from North Cray, and also many others.8 William Shakespeare, who had lived in Bishopsgate, may well have derived his knowledge of love potions and noxious philtres from observing herbalists at work in Bethlems garden.

    Bedlam

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