Examples of witchcraft in a Sentence
taught all of her daughters witchcraft
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People used the plant as a totem to scare away trolls, thwart witchcraft, prevent fires and bring about reconciliations.
The book was a bestseller and strongly influenced the obsession with witchcraft for two hundred years, spreading slowly through continental Europe and then the Scandinavian countries, which became particularly obsessed with the subject.
Many people in this rural district believe witchcraft is responsible for the deaths that have occurred in their community, according to the WHO.
Five Indian states have passed laws that explicitly penalise accusations of witchcraft, and in some cases can punish entire communities.
The Hogwarts Castle blanket features the famed school of witchcraft and wizardry and has owls at the top and bottom.
Other curious Montreal prohibitions include paying with too many coins at check-out, dueling, practicing witchcraft, and holding more than two garage sales in a year.
Made famous by the accusations and trials concerning witchcraft in 1692, Salem is still riding the witchy wave today with a mecca of magical shops and tourism reflecting on those darker days.
The Salem trials occurred in 1692, just as official witchcraft acts were being phased out in Europe.
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First Known Use of witchcraft
before 12th century
Synonymsbewitchery, bewitchment, conjuring, devilry (or deviltry), diablerie, enchantment, ensorcellment, mojo, necromancy, sorcery, thaumaturgy, voodooism, magic, witchery, wizardry
Related Wordsabracadabra, amulet, charm, fetish (also fetich), mascot, periapt, phylactery, talisman; conjuration, glamour (also glamor), incantation, spell; curse, hex, jinx; augury, crystal gazing, divination, divining, forecasting, foreknowing, foreseeing, foretelling, fortune-telling, predicting, presaging, prognosticating, prophesying, soothsaying, sortilege; hexerei, hoodoo, occultism, spiritualism; augur, omen; exorcism; alchemy
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