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Definitiona trinket or piece of jewelry thought to be a protection against evil
- Though by no means less liable than their fellow-men to age and infirmity, they had evidently some talisman or other that kept death at bay.Introductory (24% in)
- O Fiend, whose talisman was that fatal symbol, wouldst thou leave nothing, whether in youth or age, for this poor sinner to revere?Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (95% in)
- It may be that it was the talisman of a stern and severe, but yet a guardian spirit, who now forsook her; as recognising that, in spite of his strict watch over her heart, some new evil had crept into it, or some old one had never been expelled.Chapter 15 -- Hester and Pearl (91% in)
- The minister—painfully embarrassed, but hoping that a kiss might prove a talisman to admit him into the child's kindlier regards—bent forward, and impressed one on her brow.Chapter 19 -- The Child at the Brookside (93% in)
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