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séance -- as in: medium conducted a séance
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  • the séance was held in the medium’s parlor
  • Since his death, a séance has been held each Halloween night to see if the legendary magician, Harry Houdini, would try to contact the living.
  • during the seance with Madame Stravinski, it was Sukeena ... who attempted to ... disconnect us all from Rose Red,
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Everywhere we went there used to be these welcoming seances d’animation, tribal dancing.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River

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  • He shouted to give himself the necessary push away from this last house window, and the fascinating seance going on in there!
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • The candles sat between them so that they looked like three men preparing for a seance—the judge in his silk robe, Nels in his bow tie with its touch of the theatrical, Alvin Hooks dapper and elegant, his legs crossed, one knee over the other.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • During all the rest of the seance my paper traveled from group to group all up and down and about that huge hall, and my happy eye was upon it always, and I sat motionless, steeped in satisfaction, drunk with enjoyment.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • He’s like Mama and the rest of them, I suppose he goes to their table-rappings and seances.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • They had all the afternoon to be together, and nearly all of the night, since Madame Williams had her seances on Saturday night and preferred that Elizabeth, before whose silent skepticism departed spirits might find themselves reluctant to speak, should not be in the house.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • I’ve analysed lots of these seances, and I’ve never got answers that someone in the group mightn’t have known or guessed— though sometimes they weren’t aware of the fact.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End

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  • But when she peeked into the parlor, her mother was sitting alone at the séance table, her eyes closed, as if in a trance.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • —Come, he counselled to close the séance.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Robert Radebaugh loved the memory of the night Mike organized a séance in his tent.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • "My mother attended a Spiritualism séance," Cecily says.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • We shall have to appoint a special seance, then, beginning early.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • What did you do, hold seances?
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • It was like a "spirit message," such as are delivered at seances of spiritualists for a dollar admission.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • Herr Albin was commissioned to act as their spokesperson and to negotiate with whatever presences might appear, since he had taken part in seances on a few occasions prior to this.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • After conceding the favor, and appointing a more favorable time for the meeting, Elizabeth succeeded in getting out of the store, into which the countrymen now began to enter, as usual, where they met with the same attention and bien seance as formerly.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Amaze your friends and family! I took this very photograph at a séance in Bristol.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • In his white slacks and white shirt, with his long white hair, he seemed to draw the meager ambient light to himself, glowing softly like an entity at a séance.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Important sources on early cell hybrid research include Barski, Sorieul, and Cornefert, "Production of Cells of a ’Hybrid’ Nature in Cultures in Vitro of 2 Cellular Strains in Combination," Comptes Rendus Hebdoma daires des Séances de l’Académie des Sciences 215 (October 24, 1960); H. Harris and J. F Watkins, "Hybrid Cells Derived from Mouse and Man: Artificial Heterokaryons of Mammalian Cells from Different Species," Nature 205 (February 13, 1965); M. Weiss and H. Green, "Human-Mouse…
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • I’d read news reports, but I had never met anyone who had actually attended such a seance.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • For all my heightened anticipation of the union of a husband and wife, I must admit to you now, dear friend, that I find a seance quite a good deal more stimulating.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • A seance?
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • You have attended some of her … her evenings — should I call them seances?
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Tina spoke to the Great Lady, inquiring after someone who might perform the seance.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Whether a month or a year away, I feel the absolute necessity for a seance.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • I feel light-headed with just the thought! A seance.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Madame Stravinski is to hold a seance, in this house, this very evening.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • We could reach the Entry Hall to our right, and the Parlor just beyond, where my guests were waiting the commencement of our seance.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • It is as if my former fevers-I have not taken ill since the seance-have spread to the project itself.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • 4 september 1914-rose red, evening …. I had to run back upstairs and jot down this note because I do not want to lose these thoughts to the seance that is scheduled to start momentarily.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • A seance?
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • He felt as if he had left the great seance and all the murmuring ghosts.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • If this wasn’t enough, it is only as I break from the seance to rescue my dear friend that the wind and the sound of it stopsstops as if a window were shut-and, here’s the impossible part to believe, the candles reignite themselves.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Just as the voice in the seance was given to me.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • She was no longer in street clothes, but in a kind of seance costume, a nightgown-like robe of white crepe that left her slender arms bare and was gathered at the waist by a cincture or cord.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Sukeena and I were checking up on Madame Stravinski, a withered old woman dressed in colorful silks and shawls and wearing excessive jewelry about her wrists that clatters with every twitch of the hand, as she had asked to spend time in the room alone "preparing" herself for the seance.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • And he agreed to take part in a spiritualistic parlor game, a seance performed with a moving glass, that the others, having lost patience with Dr. Krokowski’s jealous prohibitions concerning Ellen Brand, had decided to hold secretly behind his back.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • In the winter of 1920, as the year began, Elizabeth found herself in an ugly back room in Harlem in the home of her aunt’s relative, a woman whose respectability was immediately evident from the incense she burned in her rooms and the spiritualist seances she held every Saturday night.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • That is, I have experienced such a connection myself, during a seance, and I must confess …." I found her timidity provocative.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • (She remains infuriated with my acceptance of the seance and Madame Stravinski’s "performance" as she refers to that captivating evening.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • I even spy Madame Romanoff, otherwise known as Sally Carny of Bow’s Bells, conducting a séance.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • (He doesn’t know about this, by the way, though he put me on the right track.) You remember that silly séance he arranged and how it ended when that girl-I forget her name-fainted?
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • His skin was the color of teakwood, dark and glistening like Queen Marie’s old séance table.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • This is not a séance!
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Now he was reminded of countless séance scenes in old movies and television programs, in which the opening of the door between this world and the realm of spirits was marked by the pulsing of electric lights or the guttering of candles without the presence of a draft.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • And now, if you’ll excuse us, it would seem the séance is about to begin."
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
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