by magic

idiom

: by the power of magic
a mop that gets rid of dirt as if by magic

Examples of by magic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once Shirlee was in the bedroom, every stitch of her clothing would come off as if by magic. Addie Citchens, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 But as Hamilton reminds us, peace and justice will not align themselves by magic. Rebecca Hamilton, Foreign Affairs, 12 July 2023 The food seemed to appear as though by magic from a tiny kitchen hidden in the mangroves. Pilar Guzmán, Travel + Leisure, 14 Oct. 2023 As if by magic, Hollywood lands near my home, on the edge of the sea, in the purest and most unspoiled land in the world. Pino Gagliardi, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Sep. 2023 Superiors will be happy to help you now that the Goddess of Love is working in your favor, so don’t be shocked when old barriers suddenly evaporate as if by magic. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 3 Sep. 2023 Peace and justice do not align by magic: the international community needs to take action to create the conditions for both to be realized. Rebecca Hamilton, Foreign Affairs, 12 July 2023 How but by magic get that probe to fly Close in the comet's tail and track its flare Of tailback particles, with some that lay Close-latticed and returned to human view, Each with its cache of cosmic tales to tell. Christopher Norris, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2022 How could Anne, the poor daughter of a clerk, have been installed at Versailles, and even given a title, unless by magic—his magic? Clare Bucknell, Harper’s Magazine , 26 Oct. 2022 See More

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“By magic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20magic. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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