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 the day that Smart Works was announced as one of Meghan's royal patronages, the duchess paid the charity a visit while wearing this climber with evil eye charms. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 3 June 2022 Plus, in a last-minute extravagance by my partner, the evil eye studs. Mariam Rahmani, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 On top of the exquisite craftsmanship, the dress incorporated sweet personal details: the bride’s mother added an evil eye as a talisman for her daughter, along with a message that the Valentino team stitched into the wedding gown using blue thread. Kerry Mcdermott, Vogue, 10 Apr. 2022 So potent that the stone stands in for the evil eye, warding off jealousy, a blank blue eye open and unblinking. Mariam Rahmani, Los Angeles Times, 21 Apr. 2022 Sewn into the dress at the request of Peltz' mother, former fashion model Claudia Heffner Peltz, was an evil eye talisman (a charm intended to ward off the curse of jealousy) and a private message in blue thread. Leah Dolan, CNN, 11 Apr. 2022 Rayn’s line also features a modernized take on the evil eye amulet, long a symbol of warding off maleficence. Malina Saval, Variety, 24 Mar. 2022 The Rich History of Kohl as a Sacred Practice In South Asia, traditional kohl transcends surface-level beauty and is often used as a form of protection against the evil eye, a jealous gaze believed to cause fatalistic harm and injury. Stephanie Gonot, Allure, 20 Mar. 2022 The diamond’s shape was inspired by the Middle Eastern palm symbol of Khamsa, often used in jewelry and wall hangings as a talisman to ward off the evil eye. Ashley Stimpson, Popular Mechanics, 24 Jan. 2022 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evil%20eye. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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