Examples of incantation in a Sentence
trying to produce a miracle by incantation
hovering over the sick child, the witch doctor muttered mysterious incantations
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Geillis’s theory on time travel boils down to a complicated, messy mixture of fate, incantations, the need for special jewels, and of course, human sacrifice.
While much of Europe basked on the beach, elaborate rites and unfamiliar incantations could be overheard in the French capital.
Like most of the hundreds of children’s books, poems, and songs Brown wrote during her short life, Goodnight Moon is less a story than an incantation.
In different times and places, verses were uttered in unchanging words and rhythms, evoking the spell of an incantation or a curse.
With the sun, Venus and Saturn hyping your work station, a simple mission statement can work like an incantation.
In 1941, after Germany’s surprise attack on the Soviet western front, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church recited it like an incantation.
Every man sitting in a new barber’s chair is praying and chanting an incantation to haircut Jesus to keep them safe in his arms.
This Luke Skywalker is more like The Dark Knight incantation of Batman.
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Did You Know?
Incantation comes directly from the Latin word incantare, "enchant". Incantare itself has cantare as a root, which reminds us that magic and ritual have always been associated with chanting and music. Incantations have often been in strange languages; "Abracadabra" is a not-so-serious version of an incantation.
Synonymsabracadabra, bewitchment, charm, conjuration, enchantment, glamour (also glamor), hex, spell, invocation, whammy
Related Wordscantrip [chiefly Scottish], curse, jinx; bewitchery, conjuring, magic, mojo, necromancy, sorcery, voodoo, voodooism, witchcraft, witchery, wizardry; amulet, charm, fetish (also fetich), phylactery, talisman
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