thaumaturgical love

Definitions

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  • adj. Relating to thaumaturgy, magical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same'as thaumaturgic.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Dogma_, he italicized those last words would appear to show that he attached some special, almost "thaumaturgical," value to them.

    Matthew Arnold

  • As if Damien Hirst were some kind of thaumaturgical icon that could save the day with his formaldehyde sacred cows and sharks, or that Russian and Middle Eastern collectors, with their seemingly unlimited wealth, would shield the market by continuing to waggle their bidding paddles with abandon at auction.

    Forbes.com: News

  • The smell of wolf — of two girls, yes, but also a wolf — and magic somehow relating to sevens sets Sebastian and Abigail Irene to finding out what terrible thaumaturgical experiments the Prussians are into now.

    i asked the same question once.

  • To anyone who is interested in these subjects, I recommend the works of Michael Hoffman on the role of the occult and the thaumaturgical in apparently “secular” politics.

    ‘King of Salsa’ Turned Accused Spy Speaks of His Magical Powers « Antiwar.com Blog

  • In 1974, Lawrence Stone identified "the absence of charismatic leadership" during Edward VI's reign as one of the causes for political instability yet the behavior of Mary's household suggests that Catholics, in particular the Catholic dependents associated with Mary's household, had found in the princess householder a leader of sufficient thaumaturgical charisma that they were willing to risk death on her behalf. 95

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • Midwives often performed a rudimentary christening ceremony for the all-too-many infants losing the fight for life soon after their birth. 94 Mary's status as a wealthy householder and a member of the royal family endowed her with significant thaumaturgical credentials, which easily qualified her to perform christening ceremonies.

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • Although this second foray into the thaumaturgical hangs together somewhat more cohesively than the first, I think.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: Heartland - Mark Teppo

  • Selya loves ten-cent words (Law Blog, adjusting for inflation, calls them five-dollar words), and has managed to work doozies like philotheoparoptesism, repastinate, sockdolager, and thaumaturgical, among others, into his opinions.

    Judge Selya, we salute you

  • Viz surveyed the thaumaturgical horticulture thoughtfully.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • Their owners were exhausted and battered, scratched and torn from their wild flight through the brush, worn out from avoiding the crush of the thaumaturgical hammer.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

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