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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Others contended that the stigma had not been produced until a long time subsequent, when old Roger Chillingworth, being a potent necromancer, had caused it to appear, through the agency of magic and poisonous drugs.
  • As this ancient lady had the renown (which subsequently cost her no less a price than her life) of being a principal actor in all the works of necromancy that were continually going forward, the crowd gave way before her, and seemed to fear the touch of her garment, as if it carried the plague among its gorgeous folds.

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  • suspected of necromancy
  • Necromancy might make their bodies move again, but their souls are gone forever.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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