from The Century Dictionary.

  • Using or involving sorcery; magical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to sorcery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Similar to, or involving, sorcery.
  • adjective Using sorcery.

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

  • adjective possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers


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  • Now both the sorcerous op team within Mossad (who very much recall the sorcerous op team in MI-6 in Declare) and the American agents of a vaguely Gnostic secret society (who seem more like Powers' villains from the Last Call cycle) are after those discoveries, and hence, after Frank and his twelve-year-old daughter Daphne.

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  • Anyone who can open the gates again will gain great sorcerous power, and the other families are intensely afraid of this.

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  • The default setting was cod Elizabethan, but there was also fluff and mechanics for sorcerous China and a newly terraformed multicultural Mars.

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  • But now her former apprentice, Brazen the Enchanter, has brought her a speechless feral child poisoned by a sorcerous infection.

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  • A lot of people just traveled, or created magical artworks, or staged elaborate sorcerous war games ....

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  • There is a good discussion of astrology and astronomy (Shakespeare was clearly a sceptic of horoscopes), but no mention of witchcraft or other aspects of the supernatural, which is a pretty huge lacuna - from Joan La Pucelle and the sorcerous Duchess in Henry VI 1 and 2, to the deities performing in The Tempest, unearthly powers are never far away.

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  • Several of Rand's women were "channellers" who commanded the same sort of sorcerous powers that he did, and Tyrion was half hoping that Cersei would say something especially snotty to one of them and get turned into some sort of reptile, or perhaps just flamed into a cinder, but unfortunately the queen decided to be on her best behavior this morning and was all grace and warmth and smiles.

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  • This was one of a number of Elric paintings he produced in the mid-70s -- all of which (according to Moorcock) show Elric as being too muscular -- but in this one I feel he really captured some of the sorcerous atmosphere Moorcock achieves in the best of the stories.

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  • But I love the idea of a massive global sorcerous war game, too.

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  • Weapons handy to have around sorcerous drug dealers who have big spiders, too.

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