\ ˈchärmd \

Definition of charmed

1 : extremely lucky or prosperous living a charmed life
2 : of, relating to, or being a charm quark

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Examples of charmed in a Sentence

She has always lived a charmed life. you must be living a charmed life if you haven't caught the flu that's going around

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Everything seems charmed, even in my utter weakness. Daphne Beal, Vogue, "After One Writer Finds Out She Has a Brain Tumor, She Confronts It Head On," 10 Aug. 2018 The Red Sox did this all year long, enjoying a charmed existence where virtually every choice, no matter how scrutinized, worked to perfection. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "Red Sox Roll Over Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series," 24 Oct. 2018 But not all of Henry’s adventures in sports ownership have been quite so charmed. Jonathan Clegg, WSJ, "A Red Sox Strategy to Conquer the Premier League," 31 Oct. 2018 Joey Martin Feek should have had a charmed life ahead of her. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Country Star Joey Feek Is Spending Her Last Days in Hospice Care, With Her Baby Daughter By Her Side," 10 Nov. 2015 Her beagle, named Guy, has been living a charmed life in the U.K. for several months now, while the other is staying with close friends of hers back stateside. Maura Hohman,, "Harry Was Right! The Queen’s Corgis Aren’t the Only Dogs Who’ve Fallen in Love with Meghan Markle," 11 July 2018 Photo: fazry ismail/epa-efe/rex/shutter/EPA/Shutterstock Related For years, Mr. Low, 36, appeared to live a charmed life. James Hookway, WSJ, "Malaysia Looks to Arrest Financier Jho Low Over 1MDB Scandal," 8 June 2018 The charmed postseason of University of Portland steeplechaser Riley Osen continued. Ken Goe,, "Georgia wins, records fall, the Oregon Ducks barely register in NCAA men's track," 8 June 2018 Before his arrest, authorities said Anthony Gignac was living a charmed life – draping himself in Rolexes, speeding around town in a Ferrari and inhabiting a penthouse apartment accessible only by helicopter or ferry. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Why Virginia’s Medicaid expansion is a big deal," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of charmed

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of charmed was in 1605

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English Language Learners Definition of charmed

: very lucky : having good luck

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