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talisman
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • 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.
  • O Fiend, whose talisman was that fatal symbol, wouldst thou leave nothing, whether in youth or age, for this poor sinner to revere?
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • When she saw me, she shot over in her tight quick steps, holding the BlackBerry in front of her like a talisman.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • When doubt and shame or worse crept in, the letters and books and visits from my friends and lover and family were powerful proof that I was okay, more effective than charms or talismans or pills to fight those terrible feelings.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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