evil eye


Definition of evil eye

: an eye or glance held capable of inflicting harm also : a person believed to have such an eye or glance

Examples of evil eye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a tiled wall nearby, a blue-and-white evil eye hung on a string. Ronan Farrow, The New Yorker, "The Black Cube Chronicles: The Private Investigators," 7 Oct. 2019 Other believe the evil eye reflects a malevolent gaze back upon those who wish harm upon others. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "All About the Meaningful Necklace Meghan Markle Spotted on Someone at an Event and Had to Have!," 30 Sep. 2019 The Altan necklace by Alemdara, which retails for $550, features a delicate diamond pave mini hand of Hamsa and small blue evil eye on an 18 carat yellow gold chain. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "All About the Meaningful Necklace Meghan Markle Spotted on Someone at an Event and Had to Have!," 30 Sep. 2019 Her earlier collections featured anklets and dangling cherries, chili peppers, and shell necklaces, as well as pearls, hearts, angles, and evil eyes. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "Alterita Makes Jewelry That Lets You Celebrate Your Inner Child," 2 July 2019 The five-eye gold pavé diamond bangles, featuring blue topaz, retail for $40,000 a piece, while the diamond tennis bracelets featuring the evil eye are $18,500 and the solid gold bangles are $10,000. Brittany Talarico, PEOPLE.com, "Blake Lively Wears $224,000 Worth of Diamond Bracelets, Offers to Trade Her Mom for the Jewels," 19 Mar. 2018 Other collections pull from those Art Nouveau letters that dance across shop signs in Budapest, and Greco evil eyes—ancient negative-vibe warding talismans. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Farm-Fresh Flowers and Lobster Rolls Aplenty: Marlo Laz’s Jeweler Gives Her Guide to Nantucket," 7 Sep. 2018 Embracing an Italian superstition, Mrs. Cancel makes sure the boys have red ribbons tied inside their jerseys to ward off the evil eye. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "Longtime Pals on Staten Island Dream Team March to Little League World Series," 21 Aug. 2018 The rings also come in gold, encrusted with gems and symbols like the evil eye or a sunburst. Sarah Nechamkin, The Cut, "David Yurman Is Making Bright, Cheerful Pinkie Rings," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of evil eye

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Evil eye.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evil%20eye. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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